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In Memory Of Our Poets

(William E, 'Bill' Cloud (1952-2010) - Class Of 1970

William E. "Bill" Cloud, 58, of Oxford, Mississippi, died suddenly on April 28th, 2010. Bill was predeceased by his parents Burt M. Cloud and Louise Lowe Cloud.

Bill is survived by his devoted wife of 27 years, Carole McManus Cloud; a son, Travis Cloud and fiancé Jennifer Johnson of Austin, TX; a son, Austin Cloud and a daughter Christy Cloud, both of Oxford; brothers, Burt and wife Sherry Cloud of Atlanta, GA, and Randy and wife LuBowen Cloud of Griffin, GA; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Bill's family was the most important thing in his life.

Bill was born March 21st, 1952 in LaFayette, Alabama, and attended schools in both Montgomery, Alabama, and Clinton, Mississippi. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1970 and the University of Southern Mississippi in 1974.

Affectionately known as "Hoolie" by his many friends, Bill was a committed Christian, loving husband, proud father, and avid football fan - particularly of Ole Miss, the University of Texas, the University of Southern Mississippi and the Green Bay Packers. At the time of his death, Bill was living in Dubai, UAE where he was on assignment with Chicago Bridge and Iron Company, his employer of 26 years.

A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2010, at Champion Forest Baptist Church in the Family Life Center, Houston, Texas.

Donations may be made in Bill's name to:

  • Champion Forest Baptist Church
  • Clinton High School "Buy a Brick on the Arrow Walk"
    a fund-raiser Bill started at the school
    Contact 601-924-0973
  • Clinton Public Schools

Arrangements have been entrusted to Klein Funeral Home, 16131 Champion Forest Dr., Spring, TX 77379 (281-320-2674).

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 12, 2010


Thank you Flip Bush for sending us this information:

"After his sophomore year at Lanier, Bill moved to Clinton, MS where he finished his high school career. He is remembered fondly by friends from Cloverdale and Lanier. A copy of his obituary follows: WILLIAM E. "BILL" CLOUD, 58, of Oxford, MS died suddenly on April 28th, 2010.  "