Clyde R. Lincoln

Clyde R. Lincoln

June 10, 1940 – December 31, 2023

SERVICE CHANGE: VISITATION:  Sunday, January 21st, from 3:00PM-5:00PM at West Center Chapel. Memorial Service: Monday, January 22nd, 11AM at Westside Church (15050 W. Dodge Road)

Charter Member of Westside Church in Omaha, Ne. Born in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away in Omaha, Ne. Longtime teacher and Omaha Central and Benson High School.

Preceded in death by wife of 56 years, Velma Clawson Lincoln; father, Clarence Lincoln; mother, Mary Barger Lincoln Marlo; stepfather, Pop Marlo; brother, Larry Lincoln; sisters, Ruby, Virginia and Alberta Lincoln; sister-in-law, Joyce Clawson Sayre.

Survived by sons, Lloyd Elliot, David (Stacey); grandchildren Tabitha & Solomon; brothers, Bob and Rodney; brother-in-law, JR Sayre; nephews Justin, Jeffrey, Trey, Jared Sayre.

Any gifts may be given to The Omaha Central high foundation or Westside Church Omaha.



  • Judy Fitzgerald Posted January 10, 2024 5:21 pm

    Clyde was a fine man. He and Velma were good neighbors and always nice to be around. I like to think of them reunited. May his memory be a blessing to his loving family.

  • Mary Katherine Solberg Posted January 12, 2024 7:49 am

    Clyde was my best big brother friend. We got to know each other through OEA and spent many hours advocating for students and teachers. However, my greatest memory of Clyde is during NEA conventions and spending time with him shopping for a gift for “his BRIDE”. Velma was the heart of all he did. Their marriage was a great example to me and I assume many others. When I read the notice in the paper, I could see Velma welcoming him into Paradise. We were all blessed with their friendship and example.

  • Dr. Craig R. Christiansen Posted January 12, 2024 9:01 am

    Clyde and I were friends for over 40 years. Clyde loved being a teacher and was a tireless advocate for what was best for students and the teaching profession. We were both very active members of the Nebraska State Education Association. In 1992, I was a candidate for president of the state association. Each candidate had to give a speech to the Delegate Assembly. Just before the meeting, he took me aside and told me that the necktie I was wearing was “just not presidential” and I should not wear it. He took his own tie off and gave it to me. “Velma gave me this tie!” he laughed, “So, you better win.” I did win and I still have that tie (with Velma’s approval!). It was typical Clyde. I treasure those memories. Rest in peace, my friend.

  • Krissa L Downey Posted January 15, 2024 11:52 am

    Clyde was my friend. He was always so kind and generous and we had a great many conversations over the years. He was great to just sit with and visit. I will miss seeing him and hearing about his life as an educator, his family, and his friends. Rest easy, and tell Velma, hello.

  • M Lovejoy Posted January 15, 2024 12:07 pm

    My friends and I became acquainted with Clyde during our visits to Parsons House. Clyde demonstrated genuine concern and respect for people around him. One could feel people were very important to him. Though he could sometimes be in considerable pain, he still cared about us. Through this expression for others one quickly learned of his life lived for Jesus. If I could express just one complement in regard to Clyde’s life, it would be that he strived to live out the red-letter words of Jesus. May a faith well lived be the life song of any of us. 

  • Steve and Liondella Posted January 27, 2024 12:58 pm

    Clyde and Velma were our neighbors, they were the first to greet and welcome us to the neighborhood. A wonderful gracious couple. Clyde and I would have long conversations about everything. Clyde will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers to the family.

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