OBITUARY

Cliff Cargill

November 15, 1967July 21, 2018
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Clifford Lee Cargill, 50, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018. Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at Lakewood Funeral Home on Saturday, July 28, 2018 with funeral services to follow. Interment will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.

Cliff was born in Memphis, TN on November 15, 1967. He owned Cargill Firearms Consulting, LLC.

Cliff met the love of his life, Christa on the day after Valentine’s Day in 1988. As soon as Cliff saw Christa he instantly knew that he had met the woman he was going to marry. The two wedded on August 19th of 1989. Cliff and Christa would have been married for 29 years in August of 2018. The couple waited 9 years before having their first son, Blaise on November 4th of 1998 and their second son Clive on December 16th of 2000. Cliff Cargill was an adamant entrepreneur. He started promoting and hosting his own concerts at only 17 years of age. He waited tables and bartended in restaurants in the Jackson metro area such as Hal & Mal’s, befriending the owners, Hal and Malcolm White. Cliff also owned restaurants and clubs such as The Edge, The University Pub and The Depot alongside his childhood friend, Chris Painter. Cliff also worked as a carpenter and was a Reserve Deputy Sheriff with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department. Not long after Cliff found his passion for firearms. Cliff became a certified NRA firearms instructor in 1992 and later became a USCCA instructor and training counselor. Cliff competed in pistol competitions for many years acquiring an outstanding 13 state championships. Cliff had a passion for teaching and many other things. His family is comforted by the fact that he passed doing what he loved.

Preceding Cliff in death are his grandparents, Thomas “D-Daddy” McWhirter and Virginia “Nanny” McWhirter.

He is survived by his wife, Christa Cargill; sons, Thomas Blaise Cargill and Clive Godwin Cargill; mother, Barbara M Cargill; uncles, James McWhirter (Jane) and Hunter McWhirter; cousins, Jay McWhirter and Amy Ingram; father in law, James “Skip” Brister (Teri); brother in law, Irfan Syed; sisters in law, Dana Syed, Angela Patterson and Bonnie Patterson (Perry); nephews, Imran Syed, Mohsin Syed, and Zahid Syed; and close family members, Nicole Buffington, Gerad Buffington and Mike Schwarz.

Please visit lakewoodfuneralhomes.com for online guestbook.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his wife, Christa Cargill; sons, Thomas Blaise Cargill and Clive Godwin Cargill; mother, Barbara M Cargill; uncles, James McWhirter (Jane) and Hunter McWhirter; cousins, Jay McWhirter and Amy Ingram; father in law, James “Skip” Brister (Teri); brother in law, Irfan Syed; sisters in law, Dana Syed, Angela Patterson and Bonnie Patterson (Perry); nephews, Imran Syed, Mohsin Syed, and Zahid Syed; and close family members, Nicole Buffington, Gerad Buffington and Mike Schwarz.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 28, 2018
REMEMBERING

Cliff Cargill

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Amanda Jackson

July 27, 2018

Words cannot express the extent of my sadness over Cliff's passing. His family has my deepest sympathies and prayers. Cliff truly was larger than life. His work ethic, passion for his life's calling, and most importantly, love of family is unrivaled. The impact that he's had on my family, and countless others, is boundless. It will never be forgotten nor taken for granted. Until we all meet again, myself and my family will continue to lift up his loved ones in prayer for peace and comfort.

Mary Ann Kirby

July 26, 2018

Cliff was always just a good, good guy. He was a hard worker and consummate professional. Straight shooting and honest as the day is long, he had a tremendous work ethic that I'm sure he passed down to his boys. Christa, I'm so very sorry for your loss. My heart hurts so much for you.

Jim Lowman

July 26, 2018

Cliff was my brother and i will never forget him.

Cliff was the type of man that could be trested and counted on when you where down and out rich or poor. He was and there when you needed him and was the best firearms instructor i have ever known and a great competitor. He was helpful to the new shooters loaning equipment and a helping hand to all. He always talked about his family and loved them so much. The ladies from Boondocks Green Dot Gang are heart broken as he was a big part of their training when he was there, they never stopped talking about him. I just can't say all that i would like too but he will be missed. Love ya my Brother

Linda Francomb

July 26, 2018

To Cliff’s family,
Although we hadn’t seen each other in years, we stayed in touch thru Facebook and Cliff was always the first to reach out to me each anniversary year of my daughter Heather’s death, sending me loving thoughts. We met years ago when I was his Radio rep at Y101. He will be remembered by me, as a friend with a big loving heart, who sincerely cared about others. My heart hurts with you and I pray God wraps you in his loving arms. I know he and Heather are meeting again and smiling. I’m so sorry.

Mandy Strickland

July 25, 2018

I trained with Cliff for about three years. He was the most kind, patient, understanding, thorough trainer... Cliff was simply the very best! He also became a valued friend. I am so grateful and blessed that I had the honor to know him. My thoughts and prayers for all of his family!

Traci Kemp

July 25, 2018

Cliff, while I never got the chance to meet you, you were a constant source of smiles on Facebook. I'll miss you very much. Sending my love to Christa, Clive, Blaise and the rest of the family in your time of grief.

W. Thad McLaurin, III

July 25, 2018

Cliff, I thank you for your friendship and your instruction in my ongoing firearms training. You will be sorely missed my friend. Please know that your family is in our prayers. Godspeed, until we meet again.

Bill Downing

July 24, 2018

Gonna miss out Facebook chats about music and nascar and all the baby Joey post ..lol ... R.I.P my brother, till we meet again

Brooks Derryberry

July 24, 2018

Cliff was a friend and mentor. I will greatly miss him and his counsel

June Berry

July 24, 2018

Cliff was a kind and patient instructor. I was so blessed to have trained under him. I will be forever grateful for having met him. I will continue to pray for his family.

Biography

Clifford Lee Cargill, 50, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018. Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at Lakewood Funeral Home on Saturday, July 28, 2018, with funeral services to follow. Interment will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.

Cliff was born in Memphis, TN on November 15, 1967. He owned Cargill Firearms Consulting, LLC.

Cliff met the love of his life, Christa on the day after Valentine’s Day in 1988. As soon as Cliff saw Christa he instantly knew that he had met the woman he was going to marry. The two wedded on August 19th of 1989. Cliff and Christa would have been married for 29 years in August of 2018. The couple waited 9 years before having their first son, Blaise on November 4th of 1998 and their second son Clive on December 16th of 2000. Cliff Cargill was an adamant entrepreneur. He started promoting and hosting his own concerts at only 17 years of age. He waited tables and bartended in restaurants in the Jackson metro area such as Hal & Mal’s, befriending the owners, Hal and Malcolm White. Cliff also owned restaurants and clubs such as The Edge, The University Pub and The Depot alongside his childhood friend, Chris Painter. Cliff also worked as a carpenter and was a Reserve Deputy Sheriff with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department. Not long after Cliff found his passion for firearms. Cliff became a certified NRA firearms instructor in 1992 and later became a USCCA instructor and training counselor. Cliff competed in pistol competitions for many years acquiring an outstanding 13 state championships. Cliff had a passion for teaching and many other things. His family is comforted by the fact that he passed doing what he loved.

Preceding Cliff in death are his grandparents, Thomas “D-Daddy” McWhirter and Virginia “Nanny” McWhirter.

He is survived by his wife, Christa Cargill; sons, Thomas Blaise Cargill and Clive Godwin Cargill; mother, Barbara M Cargill; uncles, James McWhirter (Jane) and Hunter McWhirter; cousins, Jay McWhirter and Amy Ingram; father in law, James “Skip” Brister (Teri); brother in law, Irfan Syed; sisters in law, Dana Syed, Angela Patterson and Bonnie Patterson (Perry); nephews, Imran Syed, Mohsin Syed, and Zahid Syed; and close family members, Nicole Buffington, Gerad Buffington and Mike Schwarz.

Please visit lakewoodfuneralhomes.com for online guestbook.