July 15, 1934 - December 18, 2018
Clyde Edward Bodell, of Charlotte, a self-made, hardworking, jack-of-all-trades, died Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at his residence. Clyde, 84, was born July 15, 1934, in Eaton Rapids, MI, to Roy and Florence (Allwood) Bodell. He worked many jobs throughout his life, retiring from GM in 1988, worked as an electrician for Klaiss Electric, however his pride and joy was the business that he built; originally called Bodell Enterprises and currently Stage and Sports Audio. For the last 50 plus years, Clyde would do audio for large shows throughout the entire Midwest. He was known as a pioneer in the music business supporting many of the big-name acts. Clyde was as big as the stars on stage because of the work he did with his audio. His old-school hard-working mentality, came from growing up at the end of the great depression. Clyde instilled his work ethic onto to children as well. In 1981 Clyde married his sweetheart Marjorie Wood and together spent the next 37 years creating their legacy. Clyde loved anything with a motor, he was known for his snowmobile racing. He also enjoyed racing Micro Midgets in his younger years and riding his motorcycle. Above all his biggest passion in life was what he accomplished and created in his life. Clyde is survived by his wife, Marjorie; children, Terry (Will Stabenow) Pottruff, Bobbi (John) Bruder, Norma (Jeff) Stoecker, Champ (Heather) Bodell, and Richard (Brenda) Bodell; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Janette Klaiss, Marilyn Peters, Marlene Coffin. Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, and 10 siblings. Friends are encouraged to support Clyde’s family at visitation and funeral services. Funeral services are Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Jenson officiating. Visitation is Friday, December 21, 2018 from 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to St Jude Children’s Hospital. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Clyde on his Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
Clyde Edward Bodell, of Charlotte, a self-made, hardworking, jack-of-all-trades, died Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at his residence. Clyde, 84, was born July 15, 1934, in Eaton Rapids, MI, to Roy and Florence (Allwood) Bodell. He worked many jobs... View Obituary & Service Information
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