Clyde Wayne Stanley, Jr., 52, of Cody, died Friday, June 7, 2019, at his home in Cody.
Clyde was born on April 12, 1967, to Clyde Sr. and Darlene. He has two siblings, maternal twins John and Bonnie.
He graduated from Powell High School in 1987 and immediately joined the Marine Corp, proudly serving his country for three years before being medically discharged in 1990 due to kidney failure. During the summer of 1990 he worked for the Crandall forest service, but had to quit due to his kidneys. Clyde’s sister Bonnie made the decision to give him a kidney in 1991 hoping it would keep him out of dialysis, unfortunately the kidney failed and Clyde started hemo dialysis in 1995 in Billings.
He eventually transferred down to Cody, where he lived in a house with his mother Darlene and father Clyde Sr.
After his father passed, Clyde and his mother Darlene enjoyed many hours putting puzzles together or playing rounds of dominoes with the rest of his family.
Clyde’s most proud achievement throughout his life was being part of the United States Marine Corp. Clyde’s favorite pastimes were riding with his good friends Tim and Twyla in their Polaris side-by-side Razor, driving his “old blue” Ford F-150 which he purchased in 2017. He also liked to go camping in the Big Horn Mountains, often taking his nephew Morgan “bear bait” with him as company.
Often throughout the week he would go out for breakfast or see a movie with Tim and the guys. He took pride in giving his Dialysis nurses a hard time. During his free time he loved to read books which included old westerns and World War II. He avidly read the local papers, both Cody and Powell, and he was the “go to” guy about any community happenings.
His favorite foods were KFC, Krispy Kremes, Hawg Heaven, Bubbas and cooking over an open fire while camping.
Clyde was a strong willed man who never married, but was very giving and had a strong heart. He passed away peacefully in his own home on Friday, June 7, at 11:45 a.m. with family and close friends present.
Graveside services will be noon Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Riverside Cemetery with military honors.