Clyde Waits Passed Away
June 18, 2018


Article by Lynette Coil

We thank Charles Allen for notifying us that Clyde Waits from Middle Tennessee Beagle Club and home of Cherry Valley Beagles passed away yesterday on Father's Day at Tennova Healthcare.  Clyde had previously beagled in MO and thought a lot of Ron Roth and then relocated to the Lebanon, Tennessee area a few years ago. He continued to go to trials in MO, IN, KY, GA, WV, TN, AL, etc.  Once you met Clyde, you didn't forget him.  Clyde started having health and heart problems a couple of years ago.  His partner Lonnie Higdon took him to trials when Clyde was able and has continued to run their dogs.  Clyde was a past member of ABBA and Middle Tennessee has experienced another loss, as beagling has. The picture above was when Clyde finished Primrose Levi at the Dixieland/Natchez Trace Double Header in 2016 for Charles Welch.   He bred Cisco's Red Gold to him.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Clyde's family and friends.

The following is his obituary and Hunter Funeral Home is conducting the service.




Clyde Joseph Waits of Watertown, Tennessee | 1944 - 2018 | Obituary


Clyde Joseph Waits

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Clyde Joseph Waits

April 24, 1944 - June 17, 2018


U.S. VeteranClyde Joseph Waits age 74 of Watertown, died Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Tennova Healthcare in Lebanon. Born April 24, 1944 in Stoneham, MA, he was the son of the late Clyde Edward and Margaret Ann Waits. Clyde was a graduate of Bosla Granda High School in Westminster, CA. He worked as a butcher for ten years in Long Beach, CA before coming to Watertown where he owned and operated Waits Shop-Rite. Clyde was active as a girls softball coach and enjoyed coaching bowling to both young and old. He served his country for four years in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Reta Hagar Waits and his daughter, Jennifer Shuman both of Watertown; a sister, Gayle Younger and a niece and nephew in Southern CA. Funeral services 1 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Hunter Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Smith officiating. Visitation 10 a.m. till service time on Thursday. Interment at Hunter Memorial Park.



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