Clyde R. Gould of Lindsay, Calif. passed away on May 4, 2020. He was 86 years old. Clyde was born in 1934 to Bob and Fay Gould in Wingate, Texas. He attended schools in Texas and Exeter, Calif. where he was active in football and baseball. As a young man, Clyde enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Clyde was a paratrooper and made numerous jumps testing equipment for the Navy.
He renewed his relationship with high school sweetheart Peggy McCool and they were married. Clyde served in the Navy and the Naval reserves. After his honorable discharge, Clyde joined the Stockton, Calif. police dept and was promoted to detective sergeant. He later moved his family to Lindsay, Calif. and joined the police department there. As Clyde kept the City of Lindsay safe, he also grew oranges on his 21-acre citrus ranch. After leaving the Lindsay Police Department, Clyde ran for District 1 County Supervisor. Clyde was elected and served on the Tulare County Board of Supervisors until his retirement. Clyde loved to golf and spent his spare time on the golf course.
He was preceded in death by his parents Bob and Fay; his brother Weldon; his sisters, Lois, Inez and Bobbi. He is survived by his daughter, Mindy French; sons Greg and wife Jamie, and Jeff; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren as well as his longtime companion Norma Landers.
A celebration of life honoring Clyde will be held at a future time and date, to be announced. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansmillerguinnchapel.com. Services entrusted to Evans Miller Guinn Chapel in Exeter.