Laurel Land Funeral Home & Memorial Park

7100 Crowley Rd, Fort Worth, TX


Willie Wayne Cormier Jr.

June 23, 1981September 28, 2019
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Willie was born June 23, 1981, to Donna Williams and Willie Wayne Cormier, Sr. He spent his childhood in Waco, TX, and eventually graduated from Waco High School.

He later moved to Arlington and attended the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology. Following graduation, Willie began working for Fort Worth ISD. He completed 13 years there. In addition to that, in 2016 he received his Master of Science degree in Sports Education from North Central University of Phoenix, AZ He spent the last two years coaching football, basketball, and track at Bedford Junior High School.

Willie was a faithful member of the Potter’s House of Dallas.

Willie met Paige Georgia Weathersby in 2006 and they were joined together December 28, 2013. Willie and Paige shared a beautiful love story and built a family unit together.

Willie led a productive life coaching, teaching, and mentoring his boys and his students. He served as a role model for so many. He was a sports connoisseur and loved to cook for family and friends. Willie was like a smooth sail moving through life, accomplishing a variety of tasks without ever complaining.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather.

Willie leaves to honor and cherish his memories his loving wife and three boys, Jaylen, William Elan, and Braden Wayne all of Fort Worth, TX; his mother, Donna Wilson (Kevin) Waco, TX; father, Willie Wayne Cormier, Sr (Alma) Fort Worth, TX; mother and father in law, Elaine and Steadman Scott Fort Worth, TX; two brothers, Chris Cormier Providence, RI, and Jamaar Cormier Seattle WA; a niece, Christian (Chris); a nephew, Carter (Terry); stepsister, Monica Copperas Cove TX; a stepbrother, Kendrick Waco, TX; grandmother, Willie Ray Williams; grandparents, Primus and Georgia Wheeler; and a host of in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.


  • Visitation Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, October 5, 2019


Willie Wayne Cormier Jr.

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Melanie Rogers

October 5, 2019

Praying for Willie Sr and Family 🙏
Prayers for peace to bring comfort, strength to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your heart.

Sincere condolences,
Percy & Melanie Rogers

Crissy Peterson-Smith

October 4, 2019

Coach C was the answer to my prayer when I prayed and asked God to place a God fearing, family loving, hard working and honest man in my child’s life. I cannot express how deeply grateful I am to Will for his continued influence and presence in Markus’s life. Even after graduation, he continued to mentor him and I’m sure many other young men. We are going to miss him, but we most definitely thank God that we had an opportunity to know him! He was truly a TREMENDOUS blessing!

DelRick Kelley

October 4, 2019

I am deeply saddened by the news of Willie's passing. I pray that God will grant his family strength. My most sincere condolences.

Waco High
C/O 99

Mary Ward

October 4, 2019

Dearest Willie and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Reading about your son on this website told me what an accomplished young man he was. I know all his students will greatly miss him, as will his loving family. (Thank you for all the sweet family photos on this website). What great tributes to him are already appearing. I am sorry I didn’t know him, but if he was anything like his dad, he was a great, kind, generous man. God bless you all at this sad time. Just remember, Willie Jr has gone to make heaven a reality for you all. Prayers for the whole family.
Mary Alice and ML Ward

Robert Williams

October 4, 2019

I remember coach C as one of the best coaches/teachers I ever had. He touched all of us and left lasting impressions on many. It’s so sad to see him gone at such an early age. My heart goes out to his family, but I pray you all are comforted by the fact that he was loved by many and he did his part in this world to help change lives. I will truly miss this man whom by his actions and way of living set the pace for the many young men and women he came in contact with. Rest easy Coach

Anay Silva

October 3, 2019

I was extremely fortunate to have had Coach C as one of my teachers at Forest Oak for 7th and 8th grade back in 2009. He is definitely one of those teachers you will never forget for the rest of your life. I am positive I also speak on behalf of all the students that have crossed paths with him. Even now that I am in college, he still remains one of my favorite teachers to ever exist. He was very kind, funny, and sincerely cared for all of his students. My deepest condolences to all of his family members and may he Rest In Peace.

Gary Pomrenke

October 2, 2019

Coach C as he was called by all of his students and athletes left a lasting impression on my son. Coach C was his favorite coach. My son said that Coach C was like a father figure at school to him. I am sure there are many other students who feel the same way. We are all praying for comfort and healing at this time. God has a plan for all of us, and God's kingdom needed Coach C at this time.