Alonzo Ralph Willhite "Skeeter"

July 11, 1939January 3, 2013

Alonzo Ralph Willhite “Skeeter” was born in Detroit, Michigan to Alonzo and Elsie Willhite on July 11, 1939. He was one of ten children. He passed away suddenly in Livonia, Michigan on January 3, 2013 at the age of 72. He was the the most amazing and loved father of Renee (Paul) Prince and Jeffrey (the late Michelle) Willhite. Loving grandpa of Derek (Danielle), Payton, Madison, Shane, Landen and Kadence as well as the mother, grandmother and to his children and grandchildren, Lois . Ralph will also be missed by many many “buddies” and friends who made him laugh and shared so much of his life with him. Alonzo served his country in the United States Army and was honorably discharged. Alonzo later worked for General Motors and thoroughly enjoyed retirement after 30 years of dedicated service. He was also a loyal member of the Livonia Moose Lodge for many years, loved to play golf, snowmobile and shared with many his beautiful woodworking. His quite whit, silly stories and the contagious laugh will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

The family will receive friends for a Visitation on Sunday, January 6, 2013 from Noon until 4:00pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Road (East of I-275 and Newburgh roads) Livonia, Michigan.

Memorial Donations may be made in Skeeter's name to: American Heart Association 24445 Northwestern Hwy. Southfield, MI 48075 (800)242-8721


  • Visitation Sunday, January 6, 2013

Alonzo Ralph Willhite "Skeeter"

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October 22, 2013

Ralph, I was cleaning out some stuff and I came upon some letters and photos we wrote to each other. The photos made me laugh cause they were of us at your sister Judy in Arizona. Boy we had fun that week. Their was that photo of you and Tim after you got back from golfing-you guys had that story about your legs-you know what I'm talking about! We all laughed so hard. It was a good time. We had so many more but I can sure say every time we were with your family no matter whether it was a get together or just sitting at the bar karaoke we had fun. You always sang "For the good times" Thank-you my love for all the good times!!! I still love you so. Linda

Linda Powrozek

March 4, 2013

I miss you. Everyday I drive past your street and look down at your house. In fact, I drive past on my way to work and it feels like your still there. I look just to see if the garage door is open in case your working in it like you always did. I know that I won't see you but I see you in my heart working on your cars or your work bench. or the yard. I remember everything we did together-it was the best time of my life. I miss the stories about your family-about how you grew up. I was always amazed how you remembered such little details. I think about our trip to Arizona-meeting Judy and your little brother which turns out he towers over you. I miss sitting listening to Celine Dione and Lionel Richie and us dancing in the living room with just the kitchen light on. I know you will be singing and dancing again and when ever I hear our song I will be thinking of you. I still love you. Linda

February 14, 2013

My dear brother, how I miss you! each day I think of some of the great times we had while you lived here in Arizona, your visits after, our visits there, when you came to California and such great happy times. Lots of card playing! Paul misses his "brother Ralph " He always considered you as a brother since he did not have one. Gosh, so many times I want to pick up the phone and call and see how you are doing... Now I know you are fine. You took an earlier flight to our eternal home and we will be there soon and have a great family reunion with our Lord. I love you , miss you and a part of our hearts will be gone till we see you again.
Love, Your sister Judi and brother-by-love

linda Powrozek

February 10, 2013

Honey, you were the light of my life, my soul mate the love of my life- I can't believe your gone. I'll miss so much about you your humor your smile your kindness your dry sense of humor it made everyone laugh. My boys are sad they said you were a great man. My grandson cried because his papa Ralph is gone.He just got golf clubs and said maybe you would teach him I laughed and said he made me take lessons that he didn't want to teach me wrong so I know he will tell you no. You laughed when I told you that! I hope you have a decent putter with you now they'll all be perfect strokes.Who am I going to talk to about the flowers and gardening? You were the only man I knew who loved the outside as much as I did. When you'd work on things or your latest projects you never cared that I'd ask too many questions you seemed to like it so you could teach me stuff. You were so wise and loving I can't remember a time when you didn't say something about someone in your family-asking me to pray for them cause you were always thinking of everyone else's health but your own. You always told me how much you loved Jeff and Renee and everyone knew how much they adored you, you were a fine example of what a loving father can and should be. I miss you so much. Whether it be on the phone or in person the last thing we'd say is I love you-I always will.

January 27, 2013

My Brother

He is my brother and when you look at him he seems kind of small,
But when it's time to fight for something he looks seven feet tall
When we were kids and together we would fight to the end,
But you knew when you needed him he was your best friend.

We used to be close and seemed to drift apart,
Always hoping and praying for a brand new start.
We didn't always fight and sometimes saw eye to eye,
We knew our Mother and Father were watching from up high.

My brother got ill and gave us all quite a scare;
As he lay in bed thinking this was all so unfair
This man was given to us just to make us smile
The Lord gave him to us but just for a while.

He knows sometimes life can seem like everything is unfair,
But it really shows in the long run how much his family cares.
Now that he is gone the pain we all share
Knowing by keeping God in his life he will always be there

We are a family of ten and I say this with tears and pride,
There was a huge loss now that my brother has died
He was named after our father and has the will of our mother,
But I especially feel honored to call him my brother.

By Timothy Willhite Sr.

adele osborne

January 26, 2013

my sweet kindhearted brother i miss you oh so much i miss our phone calls every wednesday weather it be short hello or conversation.i will miss just coming out and spending the week-end bring you your home canned tomatoes,,your amish butter and most of all your ground bolonga raised two beautiful.children that will not let your memory go and milt behave yourselves lol .love and will always miss you
sis adele

January 8, 2013

my dearest,,wonderful,,sweet,,caring brother.we had so many good times togeather we had our same age togeather for one day had fun with that .i cant even start saying how much my heart is acheing im doing what you said when i lost miltie ..;sis just keep busy and time will heal ,well i love and miss you oh so much your sis adele xoxo

January 7, 2013

Thanks to all who came to our Dad's service on Sunday. For sharing so many stories we had never heard, for finally putting faces to the many names we have heard of over the years. To all daddys' friends and family as well as our own, we thank you for making this terribly sad day so much better! I know he was there in spirit and was so pleased to see how loved he truly was. All our love and thanks...Jeff, Renee and Paul

Lori Lublin

January 6, 2013

My dear, sweet Uncle Ralph....I will truly miss you! The first convertible car ride I ever had was with you. :-). Love you always.....

Derek Hale

January 6, 2013

Grandpa, I am so sorry to lose you, but I am happy that you were able to stay active and live life how you wanted. I wish we could have had more time as there was a lot I believe you still had to teach me and your other grandkids.

We will miss you always, but above that remember all the good times we had with you, and you left me the greatest mom in the world and an amazing uncle, who carry on your kindness and love for family. I hope wherever you are now you are with your friends that have passed on, and have all the wood working tools and golf games you can stand.