Clyde Marshall Rea

September 27, 1938 - September 23, 2013

Clyde Marshall Rea, age 74, of Enon, died suddenly Monday, September 23, 2013, at University Hospital in Columbia of bleeding on the brain. He was born September 27, 1938, on the family farm in Enon, the only son of Ed and Marie McGinnis Rea. Clyde attended elementary school for eight years at Lincoln School, one mile from his teacher, Dorothy Hahn's house. He was a 1956 graduate of Eldon High School, where was active in band (French horn) and FFA. Clyde attended Missouri School of Mines in Rolla, graduating in 1960 with a degree in electrical engineering. He worked for Boeing in Wichita, Kansas for two years, traveling to Hawaii and Alaska on test flights for airplane instruments. He then joined the Sperry Rand Corporation as a flight instrument designer and producer in Salt Lake City, Utah. Here he met Hazel Hall at the Crossroads Methodist Church Oxford Club, and they were married December 31, 1964, in Phoenix, Arizona. 20 years and two children (Marshall and Carin) later, Clyde was transferred to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he worked for Honeywell until his retirement in 1998. Clyde was active in retirement. He was Children's Church Co-Director at Enon Baptist Church and secretary of the Enon Cemetery Board. He enjoyed volunteering at the Eldon High Woodshop with Kent Hannah. He also was a substitute teacher for Eldon, Russellville and Eugene schools. Clyde read "How to" books constantly, especially those pertaining to woodworking. He was a member of two woodworking clubs, one in Camdenton and one in Columbia. For years he cut out scroll-saw Christmas ornaments for the kindergartners at Immanuel Lutheran School in Honeycreek. He specialized in cutting boards, which were largely given as wedding gifts. Clyde is survived by his wife, Hazel; two children, Carin Marie Rea of Tempe, Arizona, and Ralph Marshall Rea of Enon; one sister, Donna Rea Hanly of Columbia; along with nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, and his two Schnauzers, Max and Alex. His parents, Ed and Marie and a sister, Loyce Rea Robinson preceded him in death. A Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 27, at the Enon Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Digby and Rev. Jim McDonald officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church on Friday. In keeping with his wishes, he was cremated. Private inurnment will be at a later date in the Enon Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Enon Cemetery Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of Scrivner-Morrow, Russellville.

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Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Homes
  • 5414 Simpson Street Russellville, Mo 65074
  • 573-782-4815
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