Clyde Lee Clause, Jr.

Clyde Lee Clause, Jr.

Clyde Lee Clause, Jr.

February 13, 1960~March 25, 2023

Clyde Lee Clause, Jr., 63, of Pinellas Park, Florida, died March 25, 2023. Clyde was born February 13, 1960 in Ocala, Florida. He was preceded in death by his mother, Wilma Jane Clause. He graduated from Wildwood High School, class of 1978. After graduation, he served in the US Navy and retired after 36 years at Florida Power Corporation as a Senior Technician. He obtained the status of Master Mason and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union.

Clyde was a lover of all animals. As well as being a breeder of exotic reptiles for most of his adult life, he was passionate about rescuing injured birds of all kinds. He had rescued over 1,000 birds including many sandhill cranes, one of his favorite birds.

He is survived by his son Austin Kennedy, his father Clyde Lee Clause, Sr., his sisters Cheryl Barnes (Tim) and Zana Raybon (Nolan), his nieces, Christa, Connie, Jordan and Rachel, and his nephews, Ryan, Matt, Stephen, and Jesse. He is also survived by 13 great nieces and nephews and 7 great-great nieces and nephews. He will always be thought of fondly and will forever be in our hearts.

A memorial service will be planned for a later date.


John Barker

March 27, 2023, 11:31 pm

So sorry to hear of Clyde’s passing. He was a friend back at Bartow Plant. He was a very talented Operator at the Plant, and one of the most intelligent people I ever met.

John Barker

Keith stillman

March 28, 2023, 6:19 am

I am sorry to hear about the passing of Clyde. I worked along side him for many years. He was extremely intelligent and a very good operator. He was old school and a bit rough around the edges which made me respect him even more. This company was lucky to have him for so many years, Clyde you will be missed


March 28, 2023, 7:06 am

On behalf of I.B.E.W System Council 8, Local 682, we extend our condolences and prayers to the family.
Clyde was a good man and mentor to many of his brothers. He will be missed but always remembered.
May he rest in peace.
Chris Beane
Shop steward LU 682

Dixie Sparks

March 28, 2023, 8:08 am

Deepest Sympathy for your loss Lynn Zablo and family..May God Bless you for all your Love and Care for Wildlife and especially our Beloved Sandhill Cranes..🙏🧡🙏

Mickey odonnell

March 28, 2023, 9:16 am

So sorry to hear this, I work with him many years, he always brought a smile on my face, Rest in peace my brother

Kevin Parker

March 28, 2023, 9:55 am

My condolences to the family and friends of Clyde. We go back to 1986 as laborers for Florida Power even though we went different paths our roots were the same.
May you rest in peace

Gary Harsey

March 29, 2023, 2:07 pm

So sorry to hear about my childhood friend Lee, passing away. It took me by a complete surprise. His love of animals started back when we were kids in Wildwood collecting snakes when we all got CB radios he went by the handle of Santas little helper, and we were always up to no good. Lololololol. Rest easy my good friend.

Sam Ledwitch

March 29, 2023, 2:34 pm

Very sorry to hear of Clyde’s passing. I worked with him at Anclote Plant (where he started) and then at Bartow Plant. Clyde was great to be around and a man of great character. He will truly be missed but not forgotten. Rest In peace my brother.

robert gomez

March 30, 2023, 11:27 am

Condolences to his mother, father, son and entire family. I worked with Clyde many years as we were in different job title’s and the together on shift for many years at the Batow Plant. He’s the best operator I ever worked with. Austin he was always talking about you and was very proud of you. May you and your family find Peace in these hard times.

Dennis F Ryan

March 30, 2023, 11:11 pm

I worked with Clyde at the old Bartow steam plant, a good man, very knowledgeable operator and an expert on snakes. Rest in peace, fellow I.B.E.W. Member.

Shannon Agotness

April 4, 2023, 10:27 am

I worked with Clyde at the Bartow Combined Cycle Plant in Saint Petersburg. I probably drove him crazy with my non stop questions and talking when filling in on his shift. Clyde worked many years of shiftwork and that is tough on the family and body. Too short of a retirement after all those years of work. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

audrey l stansbury

May 22, 2023, 8:32 am

oh no. Clyde, what a wonderful man.
devoted rescuer of birds.
Clyde, you will be missed.

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