Clyde Amerson

November 16, 1925 - October 23, 2014
Clyde Amerson

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Clyde Amerson Jr., 88, entered into the arms of Jesus, Thursday, October 23, 2014.

For the last 6 years he made his home with his youngest granddaughter Elizabeth and her husband Randall Hewitt. They were his caregivers until it became a necessity to place him in a memory care unit for Dementia. Elizabeth, daddy loved you and is looking down with love.

He was born on November 16, 1925 in Lamar, S.C. to Clyde Amerson and Armetta Elizabeth Kelly Amerson. He was married to Miriam Rose Larson on May 7, 1947; for 63 years they shared a beautiful life together. She predeceased him in June of 2011. He is also predeceased by his parents, his daughter Brenda and grandson Jimmy Higgins, sister Sarah Grabber.

He is survived by his children, Kathy Carter and Sharon Amerson of Wallace, Clyde Alan Amerson
and wife Barbara of Burgaw, Jackie Bowden and husband Jim of Currie. A special niece Tina Long of Aurora, Co… Grandchildren: Eddie Higgins, Jonathan White ,Becky Amerson, Alan Amerson, Allison Wescott , Angie Lee, Leigh-Ann Bowman, Ashley Wescott, and Elizabeth Hewitt. Great grandchildren: Beth Higgins Jones, Ethane Sullivan, Brooke Wescott, Gabrielle White, Joshua Higgins, Shaun Lee, Andrew Lee, Jacob Hodges, Jaiden White , Calab Hodges, Brooklyn Amerson, Gavin Kerr, Nicholas Amerson, Gracelyn Amerson, Faithlyn Amerson, Mya Wescott, Ava Pinkham, AJ Amerson, and Jovie Bowman.

Clyde, the oldest of eight children is survived by his sisters Mary Scurry of Bishopville, SC , Martha Risinger of Batesburg, S.C.; sister-in –law Libby Amerson of Monroe, NC. , and Judith Larson Mischak of Wilmington, NC. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He grew up in Florence and Lamar SC. Upon the death of his mother at age 15 he moved to Wilmington to be raised by his aunt and uncle, George and Letha Brickle. Clyde continued his love of vegetables from the farm and began his career with the A&P Tea Co. from which he retired in 1980 as Produce Manager. He worked with the Atlantic Coast Line and told tales of running on top of the box cars. Had a stint with the Wilmington Police Department, as an auxiliary officer. He will always be remembered for his love of the farm life and his “HOT” spaghetti sauce. He enjoyed life, loved his family, his grandchildren, and his great grandchildren. He enjoyed the four years he spend at Elderhaus Pace, Adult Day Care, and considered it as going to “work”. To the staff at Elderhaus, these last four years would not have been possible without you. Lisa, his caregiver at Elderhaus, thank you for going above and beyond that of an employee. Your genuine concern, love and understanding did not go unnoticed. His smile, his stories, touch of his cane and love will be missed. Tracy Bowden for your willingness to stay with daddy whenever needed we will forever be thankful. Pacifica staff, thank you for the love shown during his numerous times of respite care with you prior to joining you full time in April.

Visitation services will be held Monday, October 27, 2014 from 5-7 pm at Wilmington Funeral Chapel at 1535 S 41st St. Wilmington, NC. A Celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11am at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery. Officiating will be Reverend Leo Bracken and Reverend Randall Smith, nephew. Pall bearers will be grandsons.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.

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  • November 01, 2014
    sue &larry potter says:
    so sorry to hear about your Dad. I know you will miss him. our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.a

  • October 26, 2014
    Libby Amerson says:
    All my love for the entire family. I know you miss him, but you will see him again. I pray for peace and acceptance to fill the void he has left in your hearts.

  • October 26, 2014
    mary w. earp says:
    Remember Clyde from our days at the A&P in the 1950's. He was a joy to work with. Glad to read he had a happy productive life.

  • October 26, 2014
    Sharon Amerson says:
    There will always be much to be remembered of many things.....But my last visit with you October 18th, 2014 when I kissed your forehead and told you I love you and that all would be okay, while hugging you, you layed your head between my shoulder and neck in a peaceful way. That let me know that you loved me too. I'm so glad your with Mom now and that God heard my prayers.

  • October 26, 2014
    Linda Register says:
    To Jackie & family: your daddy was quite the character and he will be gone from sight but never forgotten. Sorry I can't attend funeral and give you a hug but know that my thoughts and special prayers are of/for you. He was blessed to have you as a daughter and advocate. Linda and Jerry Register