Clyde Wilmer Linscott, 81, died Oct. 11, 2005, at his home in Baker City.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Monte Loyd of the Harvest Church Assembly of God will officiate. Childcare will be provided from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harvest Church, 3720 Birch St. Friends are invited to join the family after the service for a potluck reception at the Harvest Church Fellowship Hall. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in a private family service.
Visitations will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Gray’s West & Co.
Clyde was born on June 9, 1924, at St. Francis, Kan., to William and Nina Edmunds Linscott. In 1938, Clyde and his family moved to Weiser, Idaho. The family did not come to the Baker City area until 1941 when Clyde was 17.
He spent four years in the U.S. Army serving his country as a technical staff sergeant, 796 Engineers in the Philippines. After his service Clyde returned to Baker City.
On Sept. 18, 1947, Clyde was married to Thelma Francis VanCopponole.
He worked in logging from after the war until 1959. In 1961, he began operating a wrecking yard. He ran the wrecking yard until 1976, and in 1977 opened Linscott Welding. After four years of welding, Clyde returned to Linscott Auto Parts and continued the salvaging business until retirement in 1985.
Clyde’s official retirement led to the building of a church, a school and procuring enough antiquities to cover all of the home acreage.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Frances VanCopponole Linscott, who died in 2000; a son, Alvin Eugene Linscott, who died in 1999; and his parents William and Nina Linscott.
Survivors include his children, Donna Lee Linscott of Baker City, Wesley Vann Linscott of Tempe, Ariz., Delbert Ray Linscott of La Grande and Douglas Wayne Linscott of Baker City; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harvest Church — Missions through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from :Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 14, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor