Charles Patrick Wyllie II passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA. Beloved husband of Nancy West Wyllie for sixty-one years. Loving father of Pamela Wyllie Adams and Timothy Adams, her husband, of Cypress, TX; Patrice Wyllie Bertheau and Steven Bertheau, her husband, of Chicago, IL; and Stacy Wyllie and her loving companion, Scott (Jack) Bossier of Mandeville, LA; grandfather of Elizabeth Adams, Alex and Katie Bertheau, Jeffrey Bertheau and George "Jake" Adams. Brother of Thomas, Bill, Paul, and Daniel Wyllie. Mr. Wyllie attended St. Matthew Elementary School in Detroit, MI, and St. Paul High School in Grosse Pointe, MI. He served in the United States Air Force from 1950 until 1954 serving as a Flight Engineer in a B-29 bomber group. He started his career as a sales representative for Stroh's Beer Company. Though he later took a position at General Motors Diesel Division, he spent the majority of his career at Ford Motor Company. Initially he worked in the Turbine Division and then moved on to the Ford Power Products Division. During this period, he held multiple managerial positions in Western Europe as well as in the Eastern Bloc nations. He concluded his career at Ford as Vice President and General Manager of Ford Power Products, a subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company. Mr. Wyllie was very active in the community and served on multiple boards, including the Sports Fishing Institute in Washington, D.C., the management group of Junior Achievement in Michigan and the Pontchartrain Yacht Club in Mandeville, LA. He was also a certified conflict resolution mediator and volunteered in the Probation Department of the 48th District Court in Bloomfield Hills, MI. He was a member of these industrial associations: AED, NMMA, New Jersey ATA and New Jersey Elks and the Louisiana Rotary Club. Mr. Wyllie and his wife retired to Mandeville, LA, where he spent the rest of his life laughing -- much harder than had he spent the rest of his life in Florida. At his request, funeral services will be private and flowers or memorial donations should kindly be omitted. Arrangements handled by NEPTUNE SOCIETY OF NEW ORLEANS, 3801 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA, (504) 464-3095.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from July 26 to Aug. 3, 2014