OBITUARY

Mr. Ernest Lee Willey Jr.

November 3, 1947January 22, 2019
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Ernest "Ernie" Lee Willey Jr., 71, of Charleston, went to be with the Lord on January 22, 2019 at home after complication from Agent Orange. Ernie was born November 3, 1947 to the late Ernest Willey Sr., and Mary Frances Burdette. He married his childhood sweetheart of 51 years, Brenda Roth. Ernie worked for the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier for 34 years. He was an Army Veteran having served during the Vietnam conflict between 1969-1970 with the 199th infantry Brigade. Left to cherish his memory are loving wife, Brenda Willey; daughters, Kimberly Willey Smith of Beloit, Ohio, Heidi Crowder (John) of Charleston, Michelle Willey of Bancroft; grandchildren, Chaslyn Antill, Joshua Antill (Krisanna), Bryan Fields, Mitchell Eggleston (Brianna), and Matthew Eggleston (Brittany); nine Great-Grandchildren; sister, Darlene Baker; a great-nephew; and two great-neices. Ernie's family would like to thank special friends, Denver Hamblin, Gary Mcgloughlin, Shirl Jr., and William Surface, the Charleston Veterans Center, and the Veterans Clinic. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Veterans Center, 200 Tracy Way, Charleston.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 28, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 29, 2019
REMEMBERING

Mr. Ernest Lee Willey Jr.

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Michelle Willey

February 8, 2019

David Pauline

January 26, 2019

Rest In Peace my friend , I have good memories of hunting and other things , May God comfort Brenda and the family , You will be missed !

matt eggleston

January 26, 2019

Donna Chatman

January 26, 2019

Ernie and I were probably more alike, than most of the Willey cousins. Brenda Willey said you two have that Willey blood. Willey blood to me left us a strong heritage. I am proud to have been Ernie's cousin and loved him like a brother. The Willey side of the family did not visit each other that often, but we knew we loved each other. I will miss knowing Ernie is just five minutes away. The last conversation we had at my sister's wake he told me he had finally conquered his battles from serving in Vietnam by getting the help he needed and he was happy inside again. I love you Ernie until we meet again! Go rest high on the mountain. Prayers for Brenda, Kim, Heidi, Michelle, and Darlene and the entire family.

Betty Moore

January 26, 2019

Our deepest sympathy from the Moore Family, Betty , Eddie, Roger and Tracy (Goodwin)

CHERYL MATTHEWS

January 24, 2019

Rest In Peace my good friend.... and may God comfort your family and friends during this difficult time.

mack combs

January 24, 2019

Rest in peace Ernie. You will be missed.

Chaslyn Antill

January 24, 2019

Guy Skeens

January 24, 2019

May my good friend Rest In Peace Ernest T..

Teresa A[[man

January 24, 2019

Ernie was a wonderful man he was always kind to me and will be miss by all

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