Clyde Martel Nelson, born on May 15, 1947, in Salt Lake City passed away on February 20, 2023. Clyde was the son of Quentin and Beryl Nelson and lived in Bountiful, Park City, Salt Lake City, Sandy, and West Jordan.
He was a patriot and served in the United States Air Force Reserves during the Vietnam war. A skilled carpet layer, carpenter, painter, electrician, plumber, and all-around handy man, there was little he could not fix.
Clyde was descended from a long line of entrepreneurs, from age 5 to his late 20s he worked for several family businesses including the most notable of these businesses, Educated Carpet and Drapery in Bountiful.
He was a lifetime Ute fan and took pride in working at the University of Utah as a High Temperature Water Operator before retiring in 2013.
A lifetime performer, he was blessed with a beautiful speaking and singing voice and sang in several choirs growing up. When living in Park City during the 1980s he acted in several plays at the Egyptian Theatre, his most famous role being that of Billy Flynn in the musical "Chicago". A lover of classical music, he was a Sunday night classical music DJ for KPCW for several years as well.
Clyde instilled the value of hard work and doing a job right the first time to his family and all those that worked with him and for him. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his sisters Michelle, Debra, Christine, Sandie, brothers Reid, Shawn, 2 children Lori, Isacc, 5 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 6, 2023, at Russon Mortuary, 295 North Main Street, Bountiful, Utah with a viewing from 9:00-9:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will be at the Brigham City Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. following the service.
Services will be streamed live on the Russon Brothers Mortuary Facebook page and on this obituary page. The live stream will begin about 10-15 minutes prior to the service and will be posted below.