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John Lewis Willie

Obituary Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
 

Mr. John Lewis Willie, age 78, of Hoschton passed away August 18, 2021.

The family will receive friends and guests at Memorial Park South Funeral Home from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on Friday, August 20, 2021.   A Graveside Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, August 21, 2021 at the Louisville City Cemetery in Louisville, GA. Mr. Tommy New will officiate.

Johnny, as he was known, was born on July 28, 1943, to the late DeWitt Talmadge & Hattie Mae Willie in Louisville, Georgia. Growing up in Jefferson County, Georgia, he was the youngest of five children, and was particularly close to his brother, Ennis. As a mischievous child, Johnny roamed the streets of Louisville, played football for Louisville High School, and enjoyed racing cars. He served in the United States Navy before beginning his career with the railroad as an account executive. His military and professional career took him and his family on an adventurous path through Florida, Virginia, South Carolina, Texas, Kentucky, and Ohio before retiring in his home state of Georgia. He began competitive shooting in the military, and became very active in IHMSA and IDPA shooting – a lifelong skill and activity he shared with his sons.

Mr. Willie is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Jennifer M. Willie of Hoschton and Keith and Jennifer S. Willie of Lawrenceville; granddaughter, Samantha R. Willie; sister-in-law, Gailya Frith Willie; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Molly Jeanette Willie; parents; and siblings, William Willie, Ann Barfield, Eve Perdue, and Ennis Willie.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Louisville UMC Building Fund, PO Box 269, Louisville, GA 30434.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Pkwy, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 is in charge of arrangements. Send on-line condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.

Funeral Date
08/21/2021 at 3:00PM
Funeral Home
Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery
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770-967-5555
Address
4121 Falcon Pkwy. , Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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