Clyde A. Haygood
A burial service and Holy Eucharist will be held for Clyde A. Haygood, age 83, of Sulphur Springs, Texas at
2:00 p.m., April 2, 2015, at St. Philips’s Episcopal Church with the Reverend A.P. Young officiating
assisted by the Reverend Barbara Kelton. Interment will follow at the Reilly Springs Cemetery. Serving as
Pallbearers will be grandson, Jacob A. Haygood and nephews, Danny W. Good, Randy M. Haygood, Ricky
W. Haygood, Kenneth R. Conner, and Randall D. Conner. Honorary Pallbearers are Larry Haygood,
Charles Haygood, Paul Haygood, Charles Coffey, Lynn Fisher, and Phillip Huff.
Clyde was born October 12, 1931 in Dallas County, Texas, to William A. and Lillian V. (Sewell) Haygood.
Clyde enlisted in the U.S. Air force in 1950. After returning from the Air Force he joined the Dallas Police
Department where he met love of his life, Evelyn Ponder. They married on November 4, 1955. He
served for 23 years with the Dallas Police Department. First as a patrolman in the Traffic Division, then
as a motorcycle officer for 13 years. He was one of the last surviving members of the officers in the
motorcade when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 23, 1963. He testified
before the Warren Commissions. A picture of Clyde is on display in the Museum in the School Book
Depository Building. He transferred to the Homicide Division and retired as a Homicide Investigator.
After retirement from the Dallas Police Department, he went into the dairy business for several years.
Upon Evelyn’s retirement from the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, they enjoyed many years of travel.
He is survived by his wife Evelyn and two children, Cynthia R. Haygood Coffey (Charles) and Ronald G.
Haygood. Four grandchildren, Jennifer R. Coffey Fisher (Lynn), Kimberly G. Coffey (Will), Amanda N.
Haygood Huff (Phillip), and Jacob A. Haygood (Shelby) all of Sulphur Springs, Texas, six great
grandchildren and one sister, Billie Jean Good of Plano, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents,
three brothers, Shelby, George, Erwin and one sister, Eunice Anderson.
The family would like to express their appreciation for the excellent care given to Clyde by Dr. James
Gulde, Memorial Hospital Staff and First Choice Home Health.
Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com