Clyde Sides

Clyde Sides, 76, of Bryan, passed away Saturday August 20, 2016. Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at St. Michael’s Chapel, 2402 S. College Ave. in Bryan. Clyde’s life will be honored during services at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 25, at Reliance Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Marshall officiating. Interment will follow at Reliance Cemetery. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers.

Clyde was born December 5, 1939, in Port Arthur, Texas, to Jesse and Hellen Sides.

After a 13 year career with Goodyear, Clyde returned to Bryan in 1975 to start his own tire and automotive center, C & L Tire.  He retired in May 1991 when his son, Larry, took over the business.

Clyde will be remembered for the way he lived his life.  He instilled in his family the importance of faith, honesty and integrity.  He always lived his life doing what was right.  His grandchildren will always cherish the summers they spent with “Grandaddy” and the adventures they had with him.

He was preceded in death by his parents Jesse and Hellen Sides.

Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Martha “Janie” Sides; daughter, Sharon Cooper and husband Alan; son, Larry Sides and wife Tina; brother, Michael Sides and wife Cathey; sister, June Mills and husband Joel; grandchildren, Meagan White and husband Kevin, Lindsay Perkins and husband Luke, Justin Sides; great grandsons, Jaxon and Zane White.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice Brazos Valley at 502 W. 26th St., Bryan, Texas 77803.

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  1. Without a doubt, Clyde Sides was a man of the highest integrity. He was a gracious, generous, genuine, gentle giant. Our lives have been enriched in knowing him and Janie over these past 2 1/2 years. We will truely miss him.

  2. Dear Martha,

    Chester and I were sorry to read of Clyde’s death. Please accept our sympathy and condolences. We’re never ready for our loved ones to pass away; but down deep inside, we know it is for their best. The verse in Psalms 116:15 says, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones.” It’s good to know that we’ll meet again at the feet of Jesus.

    I haven’t seen you since the time I saw you in the tire store, but I’ll always remember you as a sweet friend from our school days.

    Martha Ray Pate Jones

  3. So Sorry for your loss. May Clyde rest in our Heavenly Fathers Arms. Know that he is no longer suffering. May God be with your family giving comfort durning this diffcult time.God Bless

  4. Martha Jane, Am so sorry to hear about Clyde. Know you and your family will miss him. God be with you.

    Barbara Jones sent me the obituary. I know Benny thought so much of Clyde.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours,