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Sons of Confederate Veterans

Chief Clinton Camp #366

Abilene, Texas

 

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This page is dedicated to our fellow camp compatriots that have gone on before us.   May they rest in peace...

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Roy B. Cochran

Born:  1909

Died:  March 16, 1999


Mr. Roy B. Cochran, 90, was born in Locker, Texas and graduated from Junction High School.   He moved to Abilene in 1947 and worked as a driller for Lofton Brothers Drilling Company and various other drilling companies.  He was the widower of Nadine Lawrence Cochran.  He married Allene Monk in 1984 in Abilene.  He was a 50-year member of Southside Baptist Church and a deacon.  Roy was a charter member of the SCV Chief Clinton Camp # 366 and also a 'Real Son'.

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Donald T. (Don) Grantham

Born:  Sept. 16, 1925

Died:  April 24, 2000

Mr. Donald T. Grantham, 74, was born in Olney, Texas and graduated from Lamar High School in Houston, Texas.  He attended the University of Houston and the University of Texas in Austin before receiving a bachelors degree from International Seminary of Florida.  Mr. Grantham was chief chemist for the Missouri Pacific Railroad during World War II and entered the fire and casualty insurance business in 1947.   He married Jayne Albright of Amarillo in 1950 in Dallas.  They moved to Abilene in 1966.  Mr. Grantham was a member of the Body of Christ, and was in the fellowship of Potosi Baptist Church.  He also taught Sunday School classes at Fair Park United Methodist and First United Methodist in Abilene.  He was chaplain for the local Gideons organization, the local AARP chapter and the local camp of Sons of Confederate Veterans.  He was past president and director of the Abilene Association of Independent Insurance Agents.  He was a board member for the Christian radio station, K G N Z, Shiflet Construction Company, AARP, Friends of the Abilene Public Library, Fair Park United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church, where he was also a Lay Speaker.  Mr. Grantham was also an advanced arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau.  He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and MENSA.  He was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Abilene Regional MHMR, American Cancer Society, United Way and R.S.V.P.  Don was also a charter member of the SCV Chief Clinton Camp # 366.

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Kirk E. Willis

Born:  June 7, 1941

Died:  April 30, 2001

Kirk Edmond Willis, 59, was born in Colorado City, Texas and had lived in Hawley, Texas for the last 26 years of his life.  He was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Abilene and had worked as a tool and die maker for Victor Equipment Company in Abilene.   Mr. Willis was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, as was his father, Foster L. Willis, and his son, Scott, is following in their footsteps.  He was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Chief Clinton Camp # 366 Abilene, Texas and the Veterans of Foreign Wars since getting out of the Navy.   He also held a pilots license to fly small aircraft.

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