Rev. Clyde Blount Jr., 94, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and pawl pawl, of Lebanon, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Emerald Nursing Facility in Elizabethtown. He was the husband of the late Charlotte (Ellis) Blount, who passed in 2020.

Clyde was born in Coggon, Iowa, on June 25, 1929, to the late Clyde E. and Grace C. (Richardson) Blount.

Upon graduation from high school, Clyde served as a middle school teacher until he volunteered in the U.S. Navy, serving in the Korean War.

Following his Navy days, he came to have faith in Jesus, leading him to obtain his bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Temple College. There, Clyde met his lifelong sweetheart, Charlotte, and married her on the day of his college graduation. Not long after, they started their family.

After his early years of ministry service in Wisconsin, Clyde fervently studied, wrote, and spoke of the scriptures in various capacities throughout his adult life and often ministered with magic tricks. He was a member of The Lebanon Free Church and, more recently, attended Lebanon Valley Bible Church. He volunteered on mission trips and donated time as a carpenter to churches and ministries such as True Life of Lebanon.

Clyde was a man who worked with his hands as a self-employed carpenter and a tinker of many craftsman passion projects. As a poet, he wrote volumes about the life of the mind, of love, and of the scriptures. In his elder years, he delighted in being of use to others by helping his family, his neighbors, his friends, and whomever he was able.

Surviving is his sons, Phillip E. Blount, of Santa Cruz, CA, and Stephen C. Blount (Millie), of Lebanon; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his two brothers and two sisters.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 12 p.m., at Kreamer Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 618 E. Main St., Annville. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery with Navy military honors. There will be a viewing from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to True Life Youth Ministries, 1300 W. Maple St., Lebanon, PA 17046.