Cyrus David "Tuffy" Cloyd


Mr. Cyrus David “Tuffy” Cloyd, age 81, Jonesborough, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.
Mr. Cloyd was born December 12, 1935, and son of the late Samuel C. “Dude” Cloyd and Katie Duncan Cloyd. He was also preceded in death by a son, Ricky Lee Cloyd; brothers-in-law, Bobby Jarrett, Evert Jarrett, Hubert Whaley, Teddie Whaley, Richard Hart and Stewart Adkins; and a sister-in-law, Dot Adkins.
He was of the Methodist faith.
Mr. Cloyd was a retired truck driver.
Survivors include his wife, Nagatha Whaley Cloyd, Jonesborough; son & daughter-in-law, David & Peggy Cloyd; grandson, Brian Cloyd and wife Rachel; great-granddaughter, Eden Cloyd; sisters, Louise Jarrett and Alma Ruth Jarrett; sisters-in-law, Pauline Hart and Barbara Whaley; Susie Grumka and husband Mike; aunts, Betty Ann Storey and Norma Jean Cloyd; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services will be conducted 2:00 pm Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Mt. Wesley Cemetery with Mr. Brian Cloyd and Rev. Linda Rozar officiating.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Jarrett, Allen Jarrett, Johnny Jarrett, Kenny Bradley, David Taylor and Adam Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Clouse, Brian Dillow, Rod Collins, Jackie Hensley and David Shipley.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to Ronald McDonald House 418 N. State of Franklin Rd. Johnson City, TN 37604 or Mt. Wesley Cemetery Fund c/o Dickie Kyker 266 Roy Green Rd. Telford, TN 37690.

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06-13-2017 Jeanie Kyker
Sorry to hear about Tuffey.You are in my thoughts and prayers.
06-13-2017 Sharrell Dykes
To the Cloyd family, I am so sorry for your loss.
06-13-2017 Scott Whaley
Dear Aunt Nagatha, Every summer when I was a kid we could come down to Tennessee to visit Grandma and Grandpa and the rest of dad’s family. We would always come to your house some time during the week. I remember the Nolichucky River, the devil’s looking glass and those cool old bridges. I remember the beautiful tobacco fields, country songs on the radio, and the Mountain Dew sign at the corner store. I remember the hilly road you lived on. Your house was on a hill with lots of property and a long driveway with a carport. You had a piano in the front room. There was a bee infested shack in the field out back. The blacktop in Tennessee was different from Michigan. The embedded stones were larger for some reason. Your food was amazing. There was so much, and it was great!!! We were truly blessed. I remember Ricky was a Washington Redskin’s fan because he had Redskin stuff in his bedroom. I remember Uncle Cy walking into the house. He was a towering man in a Pepsi uniform. I thought that was pretty cool because my dad was also a towering man but he wore a Coke uniform. They had a lot in common. They both drove big soda pop trucks!!! I kinda liked the colors of the Pepsi uniform over Coke’s back then but I have to give it up to my dad now for sentimental reasons. I later learned that Uncle Cy’s nickname was “Tuffy.” If I have the story right, he had to walk miles in a snow blizzard to get home when he was a one year old baby and that’s how he got his nickname... or maybe his mom carried him and he stayed nice and warm in her bosom. If I got this story wrong, please, somebody set the story straight. I just want to say, from the up-north Whaley’s: my mom Barbara, brother Kevin and me, our thoughts and prayers are with you and David and your family. I can see my dad and Uncle Cy sipping an ice cold soda right now in heaven. Thank you all for the wonderful memories. Uncle Cy will always be remembered in our hearts. With much love, Scott
06-12-2017 Mary Lee (Ball) Campbell
A DEAR COUSIN, along with, his sisters, Louise & Alma Ruth. A precious wife, Nagatha.....So many fond memories of their mother, my mom's sister, Katie....very close but time separated us over the years but those memories and Love will remain there forever.....Love and Prayers to Tuffy's family......
06-12-2017 Elizabeth (Ball) Stepp
Nagatha & family, My heart is so sad for all of you, you have my deepest sympathy. It's so hard losing a family member but trust in God & he'll get you through it. I'm sure you all have some very fond memories; hold on to these. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you... Love to all, Elizabeth (Ball Stepp Bonaire, GA 31005


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