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.