Clyde or “Mannie” as he was affectionately known was born on June 14, 1952 in Darlington County to the late Clyde and Thelma Lee Segars Thomas, sr. He received his education in the public schools in the area and graduated with the Butler High School Class of 1970. He married the love of his life, the late Vanessa R. Thomas and to this union four children were born.
After graduation, Clyde began working and doing so with much diligence and dedication for his family. He was employed for many years with Mr. Dan Askins Construction, Hartsville Oil Mill, Spring Mill, Culp Reaving in Pageland, and was currently working at Highland for 15 years and Advances Auto Parts for 23years.
Those left to carry his legacy are two daughters, Toylesha T. Thomas and Vandalyn C. (Ariana) Rice- Thomas; Two sons, Clyde (Patricia) Thomas, III and Desmond X. Thomas; Ten grandchildren; One sister, Patricia Leatch; Two sister-in-laws, Jeral Von (Norman) Ham, Gwendolyn (William) Dancy and Ellen Swinton; A host of nieces, nephews, cousins
and other close relatives and friends.
Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, One sister, Debbie Benjamin; One brother, George Thomas
and his wife, Vanessa R. Thomas.