Clarence William Houston, Jr.

September 9, 1950 - September 25, 2019
Clarence William Houston, Jr.


Clarence William Houston Jr. known by family and friends as CW passed away September 25, 2019 with his family by his side.

He is survived by his only son William Joshua (Josh) Houston and his wife Erin B.Houston and their daughter Harper. He is also survived by his son’s mother Betty Wartman, sister Mary E. (Betsy) Soler, brother Robert E. (Bob) and wife Lynn, several nieces and nephews, and many, many lifetime friends.

He was known for his love of family, surfing, sailing and spending time with friends and family. He was legendary for his quick humor, self depreciation, his love of life, his tenacity, persistence, stamina, endurance, fortitude, courage, grit, heart, and generosity. He was loved by many.

A Memorial Celebration is pending in the near future.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.


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  • September 28, 2019
    Betsy Houston Soler says:
    My brother, my friend. I was with you from the beginning and with you at the end and many times between. So many good memories! I love you so much. Hope you are still living the life. Betsy

  • November 21, 2019
    john gotschall says:
    I just found out you were gone my friend! You lived a good and honorable life. You always treated me with honor and respect and that's all I have for you. We have had many good times together, Mexico, Florida, Indiana, and North Carolina. You were the brother I never had. Will really miss YOU!

  • October 09, 2019
    Hoppy says:
    Farewell my friend

  • October 08, 2019
    Lynne Saffo and staff at Wilmington Health Dermatology says:
    We will miss you CW! You Jurassic Fox!

  • October 04, 2019
    Navana and Bobby says:
    So sorry to hear about Bills passing. He was a very old friend. May God bless his wife, children, brother, sister and all who loves him. Bill, we hope you are flying high!