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KU legend Clyde Lovellette dies at age 86

Clyde got the nickname "Big Turkey' but was also given the name "Big Stork" after he helped with my emergency delivery on February 7, 1952.
I still have the cute story the LJW wrote in 1952. Clyde was riding with a friend ambulance chasing when the ambulance pulled over and didn't make it to the hospital in time for my birth. Clyde helped and carried me into the hospital. My Dad was a policeman and I was reunited with him at the police station at 5 years old. I'll never forget when he bent down to pick me up I was so scared because of his height.
Such a gentle, kind giant! A true legend! You will be greatly missed, Clyde.

March 10, 2016 at 5:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )