VILLE PLATTE- Clinton Joseph Guillory, also known as "Clint West", passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at St. Landry Extended Care Hospital in Opelousas. Born in Ville Platte on August 11, 1938, Clinton was 77 at his time of passing.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 1, 2016 in the Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte Chapel at 5:15 PM. Visitation will also be held that same day from 9 AM until time of services with a rosary being recited at 5 PM.
Clinton was a swamp pop legend, singing and playing drums for 6 decades. He was a multiple inductee into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, both as a solo artist and as a member of the Boogie Kings. He loved being with his family, the fellowship of good friends, music, being outdoors, cooking and the Louisiana lifestyle. He will be greatly missed by his many friends, family and fans. The King of Boogie is bringing some soul to Heaven's orchestra.
Clinton leaves behind his sons, Daniel Coby Guillory and wife Carla of Oberlin, La., Mark Chauncey Guillory and wife Payton of Prairie Ronde, Clinton Joseph Guillory II of Lafayette, Joshua Slavon Guillory and wife Jamie of Youngsville, daughter, Felicia Guillory of Pine Prairie, 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
He is proceeded in death by his parents, Wilbon and Odette Guillory, brothers, Leo and Ervin Guillory and sisters, Lillie Mae Veillon and Loyce Bogard.
All Arrangements are entrusted to Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte, Louisiana.
Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or send words of comfort to the family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.