Clyde T. Levitt, Jr, 67, of Champaign passed away peacefully at home on Monday, Oct 5, 2020, with family.
There will be a visitation on Friday, Oct. 9 from 5:30-7 pm at Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St, Champaign. Masks will be required. The graveside funeral service will be on Saturday, Oct 10 at 10am at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign. Military rites will be accorded.
Clyde was born on Sept. 22, 1953 in Champaign, the first child of Clyde Sr and Patricia (Denton) Levitt. He married Vicky McDade on July 29, 1971 in Barbwell, KY and together they had 4 children. Clyde was preceded in death by his father, his mother (just 1 month ago), and 1 daughter, Elizabeth Levitt on July 18, 1972.
He is survived by his wife, Vicky; 3 children, Clyde Levitt III of Champaign, Tammy (David) Rhoades of Longview and Kristina (Nathan) Freeman of Champaign; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 3 sisters and 2 brothers, along with "The Great 8", his beloved dogs.
Clyde was a proud Army veteran serving 20 years for his country. He earned the rank of First Sergeant in the Field Artillery prior to his retirement in 1995. Upon retirement, Clyde worked as a concrete finisher with Local 143. He enjoyed fishing and hunting in his younger years and gardening as he got older. Clyde also loved to tell stories to his grandchildren.
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