McGlone, Clyde I

Clyde Ivan McGlone, 82, of Kenova, W.V. passed away Friday, February 5, 2021 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral service will be conducted 3:00 P.M. Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the Russell High School Gymnasium. Ivan was born May 3, 1938 in Kenova, W.Va. a son of the late Wilford and Pricy Parsley McGlone. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Marine Corp. Ivan was a Huntington police officer then coached at Vinson and at Russell for 38 years. He was a member of the Kentucky High School Hall of Fame, Russell Hall of Fame and Russell Athletic Hall of Fame. He attended the Kenova United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his first wife Gloria Jeffers McGlone; grandson Kevin McGlone, three sisters Alfreda McGlone, Fannie McGlone and Annie Taylor and three brothers Jack Moore, Fred McGlone and Walt McGlone Survivors include his wife Jill Hatfield McGlone; son, Ivan Randall McGlone (Susie); daughter, Tonya Wells; grandchildren Kristina McGlone, Mallory Watts (Jeremy), Anthony Wells (Nicole), Ashley Thompson (Morgan); great-grandchildren Kevin Payton, Clay Payton, Fiona Watts, Emmy Watts and Rhett Watts, three step sons Mickey Benton (Barb), Ron Benton (Matt) and David Benton (Travis) and sister-in-law Priscilla McGlone. Visitation will be noon-3:00 P.M. Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the Russell High School Gymnasium. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ivan and Gloria McGlone Scholarship Fund at Russell High School 709 Red Devil Lane Russell, Ky. 41169. CDC guidelines will be observed with mask and social distancing required. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

5 Replies to “McGlone, Clyde I”

  1. I can’t begin to tell you how wonderful it was to grow up around Russell Football and to watch you coach over the years. A lot of wonderful memories came from those years. I can’t even begin to comprehend the number of lives that you touched and changed. You took coaching to a completely different level. There will never another one like you.

    You were very kind to me and my family over the years and it was a great sadness when I learned of your passing. I hope you are now able to rest easy reunited with the loved ones that went before you. God Bless you Ivan . I will never forget you.

  2. Ivan,
    It was a privilege to be an assistant coach on your staff during the mid 70’s thru the early 1980’s. It was more of an honor to simply be called your friend. A lot of wonderful memories that I will look back on and cherish. Rest easy my friend. You will be missed.
    Jerry Klaiber

  3. Ivan, you will be so missed! So happy I got to meet you and Fred a few yrs ago. My gna Maggie McGlone came to Illinois as a teenager, sister to your dad. You and Fred were such a blessing to my sister and I! RIP cousin!

    1. Ivan was a great coach but was an even better person. Ruby and I are going to miss those lunches together. Enjoyed reading his book miss you Jill and have been praying for you. Ted Lambert

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