Clyde John Costner, 94, passed away peacefully on December 26, 2020, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center.
He was born December 25, 1926, in Gaston County, to the late William Lewis and Susan Mitchem Costner.
Clyde currently attended New Life Baptist Church, former member of the Bessemer City Church of God and a longtime member of Linwood Church of God and Crescent Lane Church of God. He was also a United States Army veteran. He loved his church and church family. Clyde enjoyed war movies, westerns, and his frequent trips to Tony’s Ice Cream. He also enjoyed camping trips with his family. He never met a stranger and always had a joke to tell. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and he will be dearly missed.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Virginia Puckett Costner; brother, Clayton Costner; sisters, Mae Heavener, and Shirley Bowens.
Left to cherish his memories are his daughters, Naomi Owens and husband Harold, Phyllis Ann Costner, Janet Thomas and husband Robert Sr. all of Bessemer City; brother, Jack Costner; sister, Lena Freeman; grandchildren, Preston Owens Jr (Sheila), Chad Owens (Carrie), Justin Owens (Kristin), Jamie Canipe, Jennifer Canipe, Robert Thomas Jr. (Katie), Allison Thomas Cottingham (Justin); great-grandchildren, Cassidy Owens Cummings (Matt), Grayson Owens (Kaydee), Taylor Owens Ferguson (Blake), Hannah Owens, Lucy Canipe, Chance Cottingham, Sailor Cottingham, Ryder Cottingham, Robert "Liam" Thomas III, Kiptyn Thomas, Pyper Grace Thomas; great-great-grandson, Ollie Cummings.
Clyde’s Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at New Life Baptist Church with Pastor Dennis Gomez officiating.
Mr. Costner will Lie-In-State from 1:00 to 1:45 prior to the service at the church.
Interment will follow at Westview Gardens, Bessemer City, North Carolina.
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