Clive Jack "C.J." Wilson
A resident of St. Francisville and a native of Chicago, he died at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at his home. He was 74 and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Visiting at Charlet Funeral Home Inc. in Zachary on Friday, Nov. 23, was from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visiting resumes Saturday, Nov. 24, from 2 p.m. until service at 3 p.m. Burial in Mount Carmel Catholic Church Cemetery, St. Francisville. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Chris Gross, St. Francisville; a sister, Patricia Wilson, Granby, Conn.; three grandchildren, Douglas Gross, Randall Gross and Autumn Gross; and a special friend, Leia. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Wilson and his mother, Ethel Wilson. Pallbearers will be Chris Gross, Douglas Gross, Randall Gross and James Jones. Honorary pallbearers are Gail and Kent Newbury. He had a bachelor of science in metallurgical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He held nine patents in metallurgy including the Army Mess Kit Utensils. Special thanks to Dr. Jeffrey Kahn and Linda, the staff at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City - Telemetry and Rehab units and Hospice of Baton Rouge. Share condolences, memories and sympathies online at
Published by The Advocate from Nov. 22 to Nov. 24, 2007.
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So sorry to hear of Clive's passing. He was a friend and fellow amateur radio operator in Brookings. We hope he had an enjoyable life and I'm sure he was a blessing to others.
He came to our home once and tested the well water for us. Our sympathies to his family.
Bob Wilkinson W7VN
November 27, 2007
Dear Ann,
So sad to hear about my cousin. I had no idea. We were never a close knit family and I only wrote an email now and then. I wish I'd known he'd been sick. I wonder about Pat, too. I'm thinking of you.......Pat Nangle
Pat Nangle
November 27, 2007
Our sympathy goes out to you and your family.Clive was a great neighbor and friend.One time when we first met, I (Marguerite) and Clive were talking and come to find out that we lived 6 blocks from each other, in Chicago, when growing up; needless to say we had something in comon. Here we are living right next door to each other. He was a great neighbor and always ready with a joke.We greatly missed him when he left the neighborhood.He will be in our prayers. Marguerite and Harry Roberts, Brookings, Or.
November 27, 2007
To the Clive Wilson Family,
So well remembered is Clive. He saved my life by taking me for emergency surgery in Eureka, CA. We stopped at our favorite hamburger restaurant and I learned he enjoyed bleu cheese on his burgers. Great memories.
Maggie Graham
November 26, 2007
Clive was a great supporter of my dad, his uncle, Charles Woodcock. I am saddened by his death as we were finally planning to visit him on a trip in Jan and view his home in Mississippi. I know he enjoyed being with family in Louisianna. We have lost our hx person as he was always able to relate stories to me about our grandparents.
sally hakes
November 26, 2007
Dear Clive, have a good trip to your final and peaceful destination. We will always remember you from you visits to Chile and the nice experiences we had together. Our Lord be with you and your family on this sad moment, for all those that we remain here.
Raul Fernandez
November 25, 2007
Dear Ann and Chris: I am proud to have known Mr. Wilson and to have been of service to him. He knew how to enjoy life and all it has to offer. Peace be with you, Cynthia Mahner
Cynthia Mahner
November 24, 2007
My sincere condolences to all of "CJ's" family and friends. He was a good friend for many years. I will cherish time spent with him.
Harry Roop
November 24, 2007
Sorry to hear of Clive's death. My condolences to the Family and Friends; may God bless you in this time of sorrow.
I had the chance to spend some time with Clive while travelling in the US and in Chile, sharing our mutual metallurgical passion and his never ending number of jokes. Good memories from those times.
Raoul Meunier
November 24, 2007
Clive ,you are greatly missed.No one can take your place.Your family and friends miss you but God is taking care of you now .Much Love
Virginia Lovett
November 23, 2007
We were so sorry to learn of Clive's death. He was a good friend, and always had an ample supply of jokes. We've missed him since he left our area. Take good care of Leia.
Ralph and Ruth Rowland
November 23, 2007
Sincer condolences from jack cappozzo, class of fenger high 1951 jan.class. I KNEW CLIVE ALL THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL.
Jack Cappozzo
November 23, 2007
Sincer condolences from jack cappozzo, class of fenger high 1951 jan.class. I KNEW CLIVE ALL THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL.
Jack Cappozzo
November 23, 2007
I became acquainted with "Friday Clive" through his membership and his 'weekly' activities with the local radio club during the years he was in our community.. keep movin' on - Clive...!!
Dar Rasmussen
November 22, 2007
I was sorry to hear of Clive’s death. Clive and I go back a long way; all the way back to Kindergarten. We grew up on the south side of Chicago, only a few blocks from each other. We were friends all the way through elementary and high school. After high school, we lost touch with each other and didn’t connect again until a few years ago when we met via the internet. Since then we have kept in contact via e-mail until a few months ago when e-mail from him stopped. He was a good man, and I’m sure he will be missed by friends and family.
Rich Siktberg
November 22, 2007
I am sorry to hear of Clive's passing. My husband, Vaughn, died in May so I can relate to your loss. Clive was a very interesting gentleman with always a joke to share and greatly missed in our neighborhood.
Maggie Pattison-Ohlhausen
November 22, 2007
In my many years in business, you create lots of friends, but Clive was a special one. A great salesman, customer oriented, and was always there to help with a problem. We enjoyed the special times we had in Vail Colorado at the Mining Conventions. God bless you Clive! He has left the trials and rewards on earth to kiss the hand of God. With great respect, I say goodbye old friend.
David Richards
November 22, 2007
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