William E. “Bill” Clinton, age 84 passed away on May 5, 2017
in Tulsa, OK,
Bill was born on January 27, 1933 in Wanette, Oklahoma, to parents Lester
Dowel Clinton and Joy Lassiter Clinton. He graduated from Will Rogers
High School Class of 1950 and University of Tulsa with a degree in Accounting.
Bill’s career included many years as an auditor with Phillips Petroleum
Company in Oklahoma, Kansas and surrounding states, then numerous years
in the real estate business, management and appraising. Bill later took
his talents to the General Services Administration into the Real Estate
Portfolio Management Division in the SE Region, Atlanta for 10 years,
then onto Denver SW Region for 8 years, through 2004.
Bill was a kind, gentle and caring man and always tried to do what he thought
was right. He was a great family man and a loving father. He married Yogi
Walker Clinton in October, 1978.
Bill was a social, active man who was deeply involved in his church for
the majority of his life. He loved golf, basketball, and baseball and
all sorts of athletics His family and friends will always remember him
as a loving person. He will be so missed.
William is survived by his wife, Yugonda “Yogi” Clinton, of
Tulsa; his children Cathy Swezey and Jim, of Bartlesville, OK; William
Bradley “Bill” Clinton and Malissa of Boonville, MO; Lloyd
S Walker and Amy of Houston, TX.; and, Jennifer Walker Sells and Brian
of Denver, CO.; Grandchildren Nicholas & Jeremiah Swezey; Jennifer
Hooks; Chloe and Sarah Clinton; and, Bailey and Torrey Sells, and three
great-grandchildren. Also, he is survived by the mother of Cathy and Bill
Clinton, Verdabel Wells of Fairland, OK., and a number of lifelong friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, Lester Dowel Clinton of Verona
Beach, Fl., and mother, Joy Lassiter Clinton, of Tulsa.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for June 10, at 10:00 am at Jenks First
Baptist Church, Jenks, OK. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bill’s
life. The family would like to thank Miller Hospice for all the care and
love rendered during this time of tremendous trial. In lieu of flowers,
the family asks that all interested, please do just one act of kindness
in Bill’s honor and pass it forward. Bill would be greatly honored
with these acts of kindness.