Denver Clint Wilson, age 64, a resident of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away on July 21, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents, Huey and Angelina Wilson, and his brother, John Huey Wilson. Denver is survived by his sister Dianne Wilson-Waller, and brother-in-law Mitchell Wayne Waller, his niece Andrea Wilson Doming and her husband, Triff Doming, and children, Olivia, Jack, and Stella; his niece, Renee Graphia Joyal, and her husband, Jamie Joyal, and children, Piper and Harper; his nephew Dax Wilson; as well as several close friends. As a lifelong resident of Baton Rouge, he graduated from Broadmoor High school and attended LSU for college. His early career was dedicated to working for the family business, H.J. Wilson, Co. He proudly continued to volunteer his time as a Trustee of the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation, a private foundation dedicated to supporting the most disadvantaged in Louisiana, for the past sixteen years. Denver was a one-of-a-kind soul. He was smart, funny, kind, and compassionate. He loved animals, a fantastic meal, a good time, and most of all his friends and family. He was a foodie at heart, had an affinity for travel, and staunchly supported the arts. He loved attending Broadway shows, festivals and live music, and he adorned the walls of his home with the work of local artists. He was always ready to cheer for his LSU Tigers, nestle in for a good documentary, talk politics and world events, or have some fun at the casinos. He loved Mardi Gras, especially Spanish Town Parade, and traveled the world to celebrate Pride. He was a fighter and a strong advocate for human rights, with a particular love for the LBGTQ+ community. He personally supported many local and national nonprofits, particularly those which support the LBGTQ+ community, the arts, and the most disadvantaged. He had an especially soft spot for the HIV community and children. Organizations he most supported includes Capital City Alliance, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, Saint Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy, and the Human Rights Campaign's local and national chapters. The family of Denver Wilson wishes to extend our most sincere appreciation to his amazing group of life-long friends and family who have loved and cared for him over the years-Carl Pace, Kristi Barlow Florey, Pam Jenkins, Robert Varela, Sergio Farfan, and Steve Pearson. They and others held such an important place in his heart, and truly were his rock of support over the decades. While we grieve the loss of a brother, an uncle, a great uncle, and a friend, we treasure an abundance of happy memories we each were able to make with him. "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." We will always smile for you, Denver. In lieu of flowers please consider making donations to Capital City Alliance, AIDS Health Care Foundation, AIDSLAW Louisiana, or the Trevor Project in Denver Wilson's name. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com
Published by The Advocate from Jul. 30 to Aug. 1, 2021.