Clarence J. "C.J." Cahill Sr., age 76, of Baker, Fla., passed away Tuesday morning, June 3, 2014, in Crestview, Fla. He was born June 5, 1937, in Springfield, Ohio, to the late Charles and Helen Cahill.
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C.J. served his country in the U.S. Air Force for over 27 years, including three tours in Vietnam, retiring as senior master sergeant. Most recently he managed C.J.'s Auto Salvage in Baker for over 30 years.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ursula Cahill, of Baker; two sons, Charles (Kay) Cahill, of Springfield, Va., and Jerry (Tracy) Cahill Jr., of Baker; a brother, Robert (Flo) Cahill, of Arizona; a sister, Judy (Robert) Ogden, of Springfield, Ohio; four grandchildren, Melissa, Jason, Jeremy and Meryha; and three great-grandchildren, Jaxon, James and Jazmine.
In remembrance of C.J.s life, the family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the chapel of Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home. Military honors will be rendered at the conclusion of the visitation.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in C.J.'s memory to The Wounded Warrior Project, or to any organization dedicated to helping American Veterans.
Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com.
Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home
436 West James Lee Boulevard Crestview, FL 32536
Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on June 6, 2014