Willie E. Monts

April 1, 1931November 13, 2021

Willie Edwin Monts, 90, of Lexington, SC passed away on November 13, 2021.

He was born in Lexington, SC on April 1, 1931. He was the son of the late Clinton Leroy and Sarah Seay Monts.

Willie served in the United States Navy during the Korean War, retired from Kline Iron & Steel after 47 years and went on to work for S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation for 12 years retiring a second time at the age of 80. He was a member of South Lexington Baptist Church, Lexington Masonic Lodge #152 for over 40 years, and The Wildlife Club of Lexington. Willie enjoyed helping others by being a handyman and enjoying fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Brenda; step-children, Moncrief Williams (Deborah) of Tennessee, Teresa Williams of West Columbia, SC, Audie Williams of Gaston, SC, and Jody Williams (Dean) of Charlotte, NC; sister, Loretta Rittenhour of Lexington, SC; brother, Thomas Monts (Sandy) of Greer, SC; grandchildren, Hunter, Caleb, and Preston who held a special place in his heart.

Willie is predeceased by his sister, Elizabeth Dooley and brothers, Greg, Homer, and Jesse Monts.

A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel, 503 North Lake Drive, Lexington, SC 29072 with interment to follow at Woodridge Cemetery, 138 Corley Mill Road, Lexington, SC 29072. Visitation will be one hour before the service at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to South Lexington Baptist Church.

A special thank you for the care from Amedisys Home Health and Hospice Care nurses.


  • South Lexington Baptist Church


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021

  • Interment following the service

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021


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Cynthia Sitte

November 16, 2021

Sincere condolences to Mr Monts' family

Dean Eason-Williams

November 15, 2021

Mr. Willie was always full of stories and wisdom he’d accumulated over his various positions in 90 years. He was an honest and respectful man and accepted everyone on their level no matter their status in life. One my most memorable moments with him occurred on a trip to Charlotte that he and Ms Brenda made to visit Jody and me. He wanted to see three towers he’d been part of engineering and building that still stand in Charlotte near Arrowood Road We piled into the car and somehow found our way to the location where they towered above our heads and he recalled the project and details of what all was involved and took pride in seeing his handiwork still in place after so many years. The smile on his face after seeing them seemed almost as if he’d seen a long lost relative or lost pup. Mr Willie will be sorely missed and I trust the love and support of friends and family will help all who knew and loved him during this difficult time. Rest easy Mr Willie- you earned it.