OBITUARY

June B. Willey

August 11, 1925June 13, 2019
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June Butscher Willey, age 93 returned to heaven on June 13, 2019. She was born in Washington, D.C. on August 11, 1925. Graduated from Fair Fax Hall Girls School, Vice President of Senior Class, Member of President Council and member of May Court. She married Douglas J. Willey on November 4, 1944. Her career was being a mother and help mate to her husband. After his death in 1982, she remained part owner in his businesses (Crown Automobile Companies). She was a philanthropist donating to many charities including wildlife and humane societies. She also served in Catholic sodalities, was a 40- year member and resident of Shoal Creek Country Club.

June played bridge, was an International Champion Ball Room Dancer, award winning dressage rider. Breeder of Australian Shepherds and Arabian horses, loved gardening, a big fan of Alabama football and International Tennis.

She is survived by her sons: Allen E. Willey (Dawn) and Ronald F. Willey (Kathryn) of Birmingham, AL; daughter: Linda W. Lowe (John) of Birmingham, AL; grandchildren, John Brian Willey of Austin, TX, Tiffany W. Haynes of Birmingham, AL, Marcy L. Beaupied of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and five great-grandchildren.

We would like to thank Somerby One Nineteen, especially all the nurses and technicians in MC; David Brown, staff and guards of Shoal Creek Country Club; Dr. Ira Gore and staff at Bruno Cancer Center; Dr. Wiley K. Livingston Jr., her primary care physician. The Celebration of Life will be held at Southern Heritage Funeral Home on Saturday, June 22nd. A visitation will be held at 12:30-1:30 PM followed by a chapel service at 1:30 PM. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.southernheritagefunerals.com for the Willey family.

Services

  • Visitation with Reception Saturday, June 22, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 22, 2019

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Tommy Gloor

June 21, 2019

In our world today, great people are commonplace, the exceptional rare. Therein lies June and Doug Willey, the exceptional. Over Thirty-seven years ago we said our farewells to Doug. Doug and June had always been there, I saw them in church, at the grocery store, a constant in the world. Now we say goodbye to June, exceptional to the very end. Kind and loving, I was blessed to know her all these years. We talked on the phone recently with Allen, in our conversations she was selfless, more concerned about who she was talking to than herself. This is where here greatness dwells eternally.
Today and in the future, we grieve with her family. We share in their loss. But we share in the pride of their loved one, a life well lived. Reunited with Doug, her family and her Lord and Savior.
Praise the Lord, June lives.

Jimmy Nolan

June 17, 2019

Doug and June Willey were among the first residents of Shoal Creek. And they were the kindest, most special neighbors. We lived just down Carnoustie from their beautiful home which was adjacent to the Shoal Creek equestrian area. When my kids were just little "bits," June would come to the house to "borrow" Shannon and Wade and take them to the stable and put them on her little pony for rides. It was hard to tell who enjoyed the outings more, the kids or June. She was a special life. She will have a front row seat in Heaven.

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