Clyde L. Hayslett Jr., a lifetime member of Wabash, went to be with his Heavenly Father at 10 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, at his home in Wabash. He was born to the late Clyde L. Hayslett Sr. and Bernisdean (Ross) Hayslett on Nov. 28, 1954 in Wabash.
Clyde was a 1973 Wabash High School graduate. He married Janie Benson on June 1, 1975; she survives. Clyde took early retirement from Wabash Alloys in 2010. He was a member of College Corner Brethren Church, Wabash. He also attended Nazarene Church, Wabash. This was his church family as a youth. Clyde was very active coaching Little League for more than 20 years. He loved watching the kids grow and learn team work. He was very proud of his Miami Indian heritage and was an elected member of the Tribal council. He was a self-taught native finger weaver and made many sashes, etc. for his native family. He traveled with the tribe for native drumming events for churches, schools and was active in helping his tribe to obtain State and Federal recognition. He was an active oldies DJ for many years and had a deep love of music.
Clyde is also survived by son, Adam Hayslett (Celina Davis), Wabash, and daughter, Kelli Nelson (Fred), Wabash; brothers, Randy E. Hayslett (Beth), Wabash, and Bruce Hayslett (Diane), Wabash; grandchildren, Tyler Hayslett, Chelsea Archer, and Ayden Haneline; great-grandchildren, Andi Conliff, Isabella Stewart, Zoey Hayslett, and Devin Hayslett. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Tanner Jordan Hayslett. Clyde loved his children and grandchildren. He was a fun, kind, and caring man.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 10, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, with Terri Wasson officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Frances Slocum Miami Nation of Indians Cemetery in Wabash County.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to Wabash Little League, P.O. Box 792, Wabash, IN 46992 or Miami Nation of Indians, 80 W. 6th Street, P.O. Box 41, Peru, Indiana, 46970.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com.