Clyde John Link Jr., 91, of Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 8:20 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal.

Clyde John Link Jr., 91, of Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 8:20 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal. 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.  Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.

Friends and family are invited to Clyde's Life Celebration at a visitation from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

Clyde was born June 16, 1925, in Crystal City, Mo., to Clyde John Link Sr. and Agnes D. Heob Link.

He was married to Vera Lee "Leezy" Nichols on Nov. 16, 1950, in Hannibal, Mo. She survives.

Other survivors include four children, Sandy Walton of New London, Mo., Sherri Link of Hannibal, Mo., Stephen D. Link (Jenny) of Hannibal, Mo., and Stuart Link (Chrissy) of New London, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Krista Schindler (Christopher), Torri Beasley, Andrew Link, Stephen J. Link (Tiffany), Jacob Link, Jacquelynn Link and Craig Wombles; six great-grandchildren, Wyatt Schindler, Harper Schindler, Torrin Beasley, Layne Beasley, Paige Beasley and Quinn Beasley; and special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Bernice Nichols.

Clyde was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Leo Ray Link; and one son-in-law, Roger Walton.

Clyde proudly served his country in the United States Navy as a pilot during World War II.

Clyde loved to work. Many will remember him as a general contractor and also working in real estate. Clyde developed the Westgate Apartments and the Hummingbird Subdivision. Clyde also previously worked for Channel 7 for over 20 years as an engineer.

Away from work Clyde loved to be outside. He enjoyed flying privately as a pilot and spending time with his family boating on the Mississippi River. Clyde also had a passion for his equipment, he loved to operate his skidsteer and mow grass. Cutting wood and simply sitting in front of his wood stove is something that Clyde took great pleasure in. Clyde was also an avid reader. Above all Clyde cherished the time he shared with his family.

He was a Baptist by faith.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

Pallbearers will be Steve Link, Norm Schnellbacher, Ivan Nichols, Chris Schindler, Krista Schindler, Stuart Link, Clay Baldwin and Dustin Miller.

Honorary pallbearers will be Craig Wombles, Jack Nichols, Andrew Link and Stephen J. Link.

Online condolences may be made and video tribute viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com