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Clyde Justus “Tony” Platt

August 6, 2022

Clyde Justus “Tony” Platt was born January 13, 1940 in Toronto, Kansas to Clare A. Platt Sr. & Annetta V. (McCoy) Platt. He passed away Saturday, August 6th 2022, in Newton, with his family at his side.

 

Clyde spent most of his youth in South Eastern Kansas, fishing and trapping small game with his brothers. This led to a lifelong love of fishing and enjoying the outdoors.

 

In 1965 he moved to Newton where he met and married the girl next door, Wanda Glass and for the next 57 years they spent time traveling and with their most loving family.

 

Clyde was very good with his hands and was definitely a jack of all trades, he loved a challenge and always could figure out any problem.

 

He spent several years driving a truck for other companies and as an owner operator.

 

In 1977 he went to work for Excel Ind. as a shear operator and received many promotions, his last being a customer service representative to which he was very good at, telling people how to fix their mower problems sight unseen. He retired in 2003 to do many honey do’s and of course fish.

 

He leaves behind his wife of the home; one son, Tony Platt and wife Venita of Wichita Falls, TX; three daughters, Charlotte Wilson of Seminole, Alabama, Jodi Runnells and husband Jim of Newton, KS, and Lori Vandever and fiance Dan Shaffer of Dallas, TX; six grandchildren, Christy Stargell, Michael Wilson, Tory Runnells, Leslie Smith, Derick Platt & Trey Runnells; twelve great-grandchildren, Jeremy & Kylee Martin, Lacy & Tyler Wilson, Elisha & Jonah Van Hulle, Blake & Jackson Platt, Leona & Anton Runnells, Logan Mills & Adam Smith; brothers & sister-in-laws, Clare & Sharon Platt Jr., John & Dorothy Platt, Jim Platt, Preston & Nancy Platt; brother and sister-in-law, Phillip Glass and Barbara Raner; many nieces & nephews, cousins, and friends.

 

He was proceeded in death by his parents; step-mother, Laverne Platt; two brothers, Jerry & Jack Platt; son-in-law, Clinton “Tiger” Wilson; mother & father-in-law, Myrtle and Dale Glass; and brother-in-law, Alex Glass.

 

Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 12, 2022, at Petersen Funeral Home, 215 North Main, Newton, Kansas,. Visitation with family will be at the funeral home the evening prior on Thursday, August 11, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. Burial will be at Restlawn Cemetery one mile west of Newton on highway 50.

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14 thoughts on “Clyde Justus “Tony” Platt

  1. Oh Wanda my dear friend and neighbor you know we are so sorry for your profound loss. Tony was a beloved man who had much love, respect and admiration.

    Tony really was a good man.
    And as a neighbor, he’s been good to us and for us. You have both been like another set of parents, we appreciate y’all so much.

    We are so saddened for your most profoundly precious loss of your partner for life. We know you will be broken hearted as you persevere through this new challenge in this new chapter of life. You have the love and support of so many.

    You know you can call us day and night, just anytime there’s something we might be able to help you with. 💕 💕💕

  2. So sorry to hear about his passing. Prayers going out to the whole family. May God be with you.

  3. Wanda I’m o sorry for your loss, he was awesome man. He was so much fun to to be around and was really smart. I looked up on to him. Praying for you and your family

  4. Heaven gained an amazing grandpa! I sure will miss you here but u know you are no longer hurting! I love you so much! ❤❤

  5. HE WAS TRULEY A GREAT PERSON AND YOU TWO WERE AN AWSOME COUPLE!!!
    WHAT A LOVE STORY YOU HAD–I REMEMBER HEARING THE STORIES WE WILL MISS HIM REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND

  6. RICHARD REALLY ENJOYED VISITING AND TELLING STORIES WHEN YOU GUYS CAME TO VISIT US HERE IN PUEBLO

  7. Jodi, so sorry to hear about your Dad. My prayers are with you & your family. Give your mom a hug for me.

  8. What a beautiful long life with so much love in his life. Tony would answer Sis’s phone when I called her. We’d talk for and he made you realize he was interested in what I had to say. Open your arms Tony and soar in the heavens with the wind in your face.

  9. Grandpa,
    We are going to miss your amazing stories, your words of wisdom and advise. The love and kindness you have shown us through all the years. It has been an honor to be a part of your family and to be able to call you Grandpa and for my kids to have you as their Great-Grandpa. ♡

  10. Rest in Peace Uncle Clyde, I will NEVER FORGET YOU!! I still remember staying with you when I was a little girl! You were always so funny and always had a smile on your face!!! You will be truly missed. I LOVE YOU UNCLE CLYDE!!!

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