Clyde Donald Counts, 79 of Plainfield, passed away on January 28, 2021 in his residence. He was born on September 1, 1941 in Ironton, Ohio to the late Clyde and Gladys Virgin Counts.
He married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Sue Roberts on December 21, 1962; she survives, along with daughter: Carrie (Mike) Stilwell, son: Chris (Tracie) Counts, sister: Phyllis Raker, and grandsons: Jake and Zach Stilwell.
Don was a 1959 graduate of Raceland High School of Raceland, Kentucky, where he was a stand out basketball player. He was inducted into the Raceland High School Athletic Department’s Hall of Fame in 2004, recognizing his basketball career there.
Don graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1963 with his B.S. in Mathematics; he received his M.A.T. (Master of Arts in Teaching) from Purdue University in 1970. He started his teaching career at Wurtland High School, Greenup, Kentucky, in 1963 before moving to Indianapolis in 1964. He continued to teach mathematics at George Washington High School from 1964 to 1995. He served as Department Chairman for a time while at George Washington High School. When George Washington closed their doors, he moved to Arsenal Technical High School from 1995-2003. From 1970 to 2003 he also served in multiple rolls in the evening and summer school programs for Indianapolis Public Schools. In 2003, he moved to IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis) as a mathematics lecturer until 2015 when retiring for the final time.
Don was an avid golfer and played regularly in leagues and tournaments locally. He also regularly played ping pong at the local rec center and at home with his family and grandsons. He was a loyal supporter of any activity that his grandsons participated in and spent many hours sitting in bleachers cheering them on and supporting them.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday February 2, 2021 at 11 a.m. in Hall-Baker Funeral Home, Plainfield; Rev. Jeff Raker will officiate. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Plainfield. Calling hours will be held on Monday February 1, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Please make memorial contributions to Seasons Hospice Foundation 6400 Shafer Ct. Rosemont, Il. 60018 or visit www.seasonsfoundation.org
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