Clyde M. Foley

Clyde M. Foley, 74, of Fairmont, N.C., died Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at Medical University of South Carolina.

Born September 4, 1945, in Patrick County, Clyde was a son of the late Guy Willie Foley and Verda Mize Foley and was preceded in death by a son, Stacey M. Foley; a sister, Lillie Mae Foley and a brother Junior Foley.

Clyde was a wonderfully gifted man. He was a welder, machinist, and a formulator. His coatings are widely used in the window film industry. He was a co-founder of several companies including Commonwealth Laminating and Coatings. He strived for perfection in all he did. Clyde had served during Vietnam in the United States Navy having received the Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars.

Clyde is survived by his wife, Virginia F. Foley of the residence; son Ronald Foley (Lavonda) of Lumberton, N.C.; sisters Clara Craig (Joey Craig) and Thelma Oliver (Thomas) all of Bassett; brothers Waco Foley (Lessie) and Clarence Foley all of Patrick County and Arnold Foley (Irene) of Henry County; two grandchildren, Cody M. Foley (Christina) and Kayla Reese Foley and a great-grandson, Caiden M. Foley.

The funeral was held graveside at the Foley Mize Family Cemetery, Pole Bridge Road, Patrick County, Sunday, September 15, with Rev. Don Reynolds officiating. Military Rites were provided by the Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl/. Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be made at


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