The son of Clyde and Arie (Williams) Stallings, he was born Sept. 12, 1928, in Kenefic.
He married Carolyn June Richburg on March 18, 1954, in Quenset Point, R.I.
Clyde graduated form SOSU and then entered the U.S. Navy as an aviation cadet. He served as a naval aviator aboard the USS Yorktown, operation Deep Freeze (Antarctica) Naval research lab, U.S. Naval Forces Pacific Fleet, and Antisubmarine Warfare Group. Clyde also was a naval flight instructor for three years. After receiving lengthy training in atomic weapons, he reported to the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (VV S-10) as nuclear weapons officer and served there until 1962.
He retired from the navy at the rank of Lt. Commander in 1971. He returned to Durant in 1974 to open his law practice. Clyde served as Bryan County District Attorney from 1975 until 1977. Mr. Stallings served as Durant City Attorney from 1977 until 1994. He was a member of the Florida State Bar, Oklahoma State Bar, Bryan County Bar Association, Elks Lodge and First United Methodist Church. Clyde's greatest joys were his family, gardening and fishing.
Preceding him in death were his parents and his wife.
Survivors include son Steven R. Stallings and wife Regina, Tampa, Fla.; daughters Sherry L. Cook and husband Mike, Colbert, and Susan M. Jordan and husband Lee, Grandbury, Texas; brothers Vernie Stallings and wife Delores, Coffeyville, Kan., and Moselle Stallings and wife Missy, Shawnee; grandchildren Chadd, Mackenzie and Montant Jordan, Grandbury; Travis and Mandy Stallings, Colbert, Nickie Stallings, Valcico, Fla., and Jessica Stallings, Durant, and two great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Durant with the Navy Honor Guard serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Lee Jordan, Travis Stallings, Vernie Stallings, Moselle Stallings, Mike Cook and Douglas Stallings.
Full military honors will be observed at the cemetery.
Family hour is from 3-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Coffey-Murray Funeral Home is handling arrangements.