Clyde William McCurdy, Sr., 92, of Stone Mountain, GA passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 at Emory University Hospital attended by family. He was preceded in death by his parents, David E and Susan Alta McCurdy as well as his 4 siblings, Pansy, Lucille, David, and Carolyn. Clyde was born in Stone Mountain in 1925 and attended Stone Mountain High School. He enlisted in the Navy in 1942. He skippered a smoke-laying landing craft at the Normandy D-Day invasion. After the Normandy invasion he volunteered to serve in the Amphibious Assault Group in an Underwater Demolition Team. He served with UDT 19, as a diver in the pacific theater and saw action at the Battle of Okinawa. He married Carmen Wiessel in 1948 in Atlanta. Clyde had a long career as a wholesale pharmaceutical salesman, and retired at age 63 to pursue his interests in travel and the study of genealogy, and to assist in rearing his grandchildren. He wrote a book, "McCurdy Pioneers of North America," published in 1990 based on his careful research. His family, colleagues, crew mates and friends remember him most keenly for setting an example of decency, self-sacrifice and responsibility. He is survived by his wife, Carmen, his three sons, Bill, Robert and Michael, and their wives, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

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  1. Clyde called on my pharmacy many years ago and was the perfect gentleman. I was never aware of his service to our country.
    I am glad to hear that he enjoyed a long and happy life. George Launius Thrifty Mac Pharmacy Madison Ga

  2. Clyde called on my pharmacy in Covington for many years. He was a true southern gentleman and always treated you like you were the most important account he had. A fine man.

  3. Clyde called on my drug store Madison Drug Co. Madison,Ga. in the 1970’s representing John B. Daniel Drug Wholesale Co.
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    Clyde called on my drug store Madison Drug Co. Madison.Ga. for several years in the 1970’s and 1980’s representing
    both John B. Daniel Drug Wholesale Drug Co. and later Bergen Drug Co. Clyde McCurdy was one of the finest men I
    have ever known. What more can you say about someone like Clyde the kindest, most considerate, and honest man
    that I’ve ever encounted. He was a true friend to me.

  4. Thinking of all the McCurdy family as you morn the lost of a truly great man, a proud American, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

  5. To the McCurdy family, I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Mr. Clyde for several years at Bergen Brunswig. He was one of the kindest and most considerate men I have ever known. He taught me how to take care of a retail pharmacy. He loved his Bergen accounts and all of you very much. We will miss him.

  6. My condolences to Bill and the family.
    The Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) were the World War II predecessors to the Navy SEALs. I appreciate his service to the country.
    – William (SMHS ’68)

  7. So sorry to here about Clyde, I wish all his family my condolences. I met Clyde in 1953 when I was
    working at Reynolds and Farrah drug store as a stock boy and because of him when I got out of
    high school I went into the wholesale drug business. When he came over to John B Daniel I had been
    there 15 years. I spent the next 20 years at McKesson Drug co. and it all happened because of Clyde
    Will never forget him. one of the nicest person you ever meat.

  8. Clyde called on my pharmacy in Covington until he retired. He was a good man, outstanding in every way. His knowledge about the business was amazing. It was a blessing to have known him.

  9. Dear Bill, Robert, Michael and of course Miss Carmen,
    My heart is so sad that I just this evening have heard about your sweet dad’s death! I never pass by the house on Park Drive that I do not think of all the fun we had in playing in between our two houses! Your dad was one of the kindest, most gentle men I think I ever knew as a child. If I had known before tonight I would have been there in person to give you guy’s a big hug at Mr. Clyde’s funeral. Love to you all!

  10. I am sorry for your loss. I feel very honored to have met Clyde a very wonderful and interesting person. Will certainly miss our conversations. Peace

  11. I am so sorry for your loss. CLYDE was a true gentleman and I am happy that I had the pleasure of knowing him. He will be greatly missed.

  12. My deepest sympathy and sorrow on the passing of Clyde. The whole McCurdy clan has lost a dear friend and knowledgeable part of our family. He has helped so many McCurdys through the years learn about the family:s history and its people and speaking with him was always such a bright spot of the day. My prayers to his family, and may God rest His peace on you all
    through the coming days.

  13. Revelation 21:4
    And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

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