|September 2, 1930 ~ October 20, 2014
Clyde McPhee, age 84, died at home with his family in Rogers,
Arkansas, on Monday, October 20, 2014, of complications
arising from cancer.
Born on September 2, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, to Elliot Clyde
and Louise Egloff McPhee, he lived in California, Colorado, and
Wichita Falls and Houston, Texas, before retiring to Rogers,
Arkansas. He earned a B.S. from Purdue, and served four years
in the Navy, including 1.5 years as a submariner, qualifying on
the USS Caiman in 1954. He worked as an engineer, plant
manager, and financial officer for Gates Rubber Company and
In retirement he was actively engaged in the Northwest Arkansas
Jazz Society, Benton County Master Gardeners, Snook Base -
US Submarine Veterans, regional duplicate bridge, and the D&T
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Meta McPhee
and his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Vernele Freitag McPhee; his
son, Nicholas Freitag McPhee and Nic’s wife, Susan Gilbert and
son, Thomas S. McPhee; his daughter, Mary Elsbeth (Misty)
McPhee and daughter, Linda Sanders Witte and her husband,
John Witte; and his sister, Mary McPhee Irvine.
Services will be held today October 22, 2014, at 1pm.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to Circle
of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Rd, Springdale, AR 72762,
ReelRecovery.org, or an organization of your choice.
On behalf of Sharleen and I, please accept our condolences on Clyde's
passing on to Eternal Patrol. He was a fine shipmate and we will miss
him. Clyde, Rest Your Oar.
Those of us here at seminar wish to convey our condolences on Clyde's
passing. Personally, I'm sorry he never got to take me fishing! Please
know we are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Much Love, Joyce McCoig
Dear Nic, Sue & Thomas,
Please accept our sincerest condolences at the death of your father and
grandfather. Know that we're thinking of you all and wishing you fond
memories and peace. Stacey & Dave Aronson
On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI), we offer
our sincere condolences to Barbara Vernele Freitag McPhee and all of
the McPhee family and friends in your loss and sorrow. May God
whisper peace into your hearts and comfort and heal them. We are
grateful for Clyde's service to our country in the U.S. Submarine
Service. To our Brother of the Dolphin “Sailor, rest your oar. We have
the watch. May you rest in peace and may God bless your loved ones
who remain. Thank you for your service to our country.”
-- Rev. Ray Fritz, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans,