Clyde T. White, Jr.

Mar 28, 2021
White, Clyde Jr. cropped



4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 1 at Locke Funeral Home.
Military honors at 4:00 p.m. by United States Marine Corps Honor Guard, Waterloo VFW Post #1623, and Waterloo American Legion Post #138



Black Hawk County Veterans Affairs


Clyde T. White, Jr., 73, of Waterloo, died Sunday, March 28, 2021 at UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital in Waterloo.

He was born March 11, 1948 in Des Moines, son of Clyde T. Sr., and Wilma L. Geeser White. He graduated from Southeast Polk High School in 1966. Clyde served in the US Marine Corps for 15 years during the Vietnam War beginning in 1971. In 1986, he was honorably discharged with the rank of Gunnery Sergeant.

After the Marine Corps, Clyde worked at Zanotti Armor as a production worker making gun safes for many years. In 2003, Clyde began a relationship with Valerie Hockey, and they were together for 18 years. He was a member of Waterloo VFW Post #1623 and was an avid collector of decanters, of which he had many.

Clyde is survived by his son, Joe (Jeanette) White‚ Indianola; three daughters, Teri Walton‚ Bland‚ MO, Tracy White‚ Des Moines‚ and Jessica (Nicholas) White‚ Waverly; 11 grandchildren, Raul Perez, Jesse Dirks, Christina White, Lian Frink, Angeliqua Collins, Gabriella Shields, Charli Walton, Katlin Walton, Jennifer Campbell, Elizabeth Quinnett, and Tristen White; 14 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Pam (Steve) Cervi‚ Fort Wayne‚ IN, Phyllis Culver‚ Sahuarita‚ AZ, and Janet Green‚ Bremerton‚ WA; and a brother, Carroll White‚ Des Moines.

Preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Herbert Neve and James White; and a sister, Sharon Kauffman.

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  1. Jennifer L Gillette | Apr 01, 2021



    My thoughts and prayers are with you at your time of loss.


    Jennifer Gillette

  2. Dr. Eldon B. Swanson | Mar 30, 2021

    Val and Family,


    Know that our prayers are with you. It is in difficult times like this that we need to fully rely on God.  Always remember that He will not bring us to something without bringing us through that same thing.

    Eldon and Vicki Swanson

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