Clyde Donald Boldebook died peacefully at his home in Duplessis, LA around midnight on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Clyde retired from the Illinois Central Railroad with 40 years of service. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the challenges of fishing. He was best known as a "Jack-of-all-Trades". An excellent mechanic; his car was always fine-tuned. A large box of assorted parts and pieces became a running motorcycle. His many talents as a self-taught electrician, plumber, as well as, a carpenter were called upon often. Visitation at Ascension Funeral Home, 426 W. New River St., Gonzales, LA on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Visiting on Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. until service at 10:00 a.m. conducted by Rev. Eugene Gullett. Burial at Oak Lane Memorial Park, Prairieville, LA. Originally from Utica, MS, their home was established in Gonzales, LA in 1956. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 69 years, Maxine Strong Boldebook; their children include, Mary Poche and husband, Robert of Gonzales, LA, Anthony Boldebook of Houston, TX, Linda Cooper and husband, Billy of Cheaspeak, VA, and Debra McCoy and husband, Scott of Houston, TX; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a niece, and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie Ralph and Mary Lynn Riley Boldebook; and a brother and sister-in-law John Riley and Louise Boldebook of Biddeford, ME. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Baton Rouge, www.hospicebr.org or Shriners Hospital for Children, www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org. Please sign the online guestbook. Finally, he was a kind and loyal friend to many.