Clyde Jake Cody, Sr.
August 26, 1923 ~ January 27, 2002
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Clyde Jake Cody, Sr., 78, of 31 Post Road, Asheville, died Sunday, January 27, 2002, in an Asheville hospital. Mr. Cody was born in Madison County and was a son of the late Jim and Julie Grindstaff Cody. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Annis Franklin, and brothers Jack, Carl and Clarence Cody. He was an Army veteran of WW II and was retired from American Enka. He was a member of Enka Baptist Church where he was a deacon, former Sunday School Director, and past chairman of the Deacon Board. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Annie Thompson Cody; three daughters, Nancy Diaz and her husband Richard of Tempe, AZ, Martha Cody Batts and her husband Al of Davidson, NC, and Linda Shelton and her husband Terry of Charlotte; one son, C.J. Cody, Jr., and his wife Delee of Leicester; one brother Locke Cody of Mars Hill; twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm Wednesday at Enka Baptist Church with the Revs. Ron Brown and G. Scott Lynch officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. His family will receive friends from 6 - 9 pm Tuesday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue and request that memorials be made to Enka Baptist Church, PO Box 219, Enka, NC 28728.