John Wallace Clinton
August 11, 1927 — May 8, 2012
John Wallace Clinton, a lifelong resident of Bayou L’Ourse, loving family man, and World War II veteran, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City. John was the husband of the late Dorothy Vonda Clinton.
He was born in Mt. Enterprise, Texas, to the late Joe and Thelma Clinton on Aug. 11, 1927.
John worked at Chevron until retirement. He was a devoted employee who believed in working hard. After retirement, he worked at Rouses and made lasting friendships. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Many of his family members will have lasting memories of good times spent at the camp. They tell stories of fun times and great food that always ended in a card game. Other than good food and fun with family, John also enjoyed keeping a garden and fishing.
John was a World War II United States Army veteran. He was stationed in Germany as a military police officer.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Clinton; his mother, Thelma Clinton; his wife, Dorothy Clinton; two sons, Paul Clinton and Carl Clinton; a stepson, Danny Johnson; and a great-granddaughter, Kandiss Richard.
John is survived by his son, Charles Clinton and his wife Kay of Patterson; his daughter, Connie Peebles and special friend Zack of Gonzales; and a stepson, Bobby Johnson and his wife Pat of Gray. John will also be remembered by his six grandchildren, Kristie Garner, Lisa Ingram, David Clinton, Bobby Johnson Jr., Katie Landry and Debra Richard, as well as 14 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 10, 2012, 6-8 p.m., at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City. Visitation and funeral services will continue under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville on Saturday, May 12, 2012.