Mr. William "Bill" Dewey Willimon

October 19, 1930May 12, 2020

Six Mile, SC – Mr. William “Bill” Dewey Willimon, Age 89, husband of the late Samantha McCall Willimon went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Mr. Willimon was born in Pickens County, South Carolina and was the son of the late Walter Willimon and Dora Smith Willimon.

Survivors include sons Dale Willimon (Katherine) of Six Mile, South Carolina and Steve Willimon of Piedmont, South Carolina. Mr. Willimon was predeceased by six sisters and three brothers. He was the last of his siblings.

Mr. Willimon was a member of the Wesleyan faith and attended Mount Olivet Wesleyan Church and the Free Wesleyan Church. He worked most of his career in tool and die cast with Piedmont Tool and Die Cast before his retirement with Ryobi. He loved his Lord and was known for loving music and being a musician having played some with Loretta Lynn and the Wilburn Brothers before involving himself in a local gospel group. His first priority was living for his Lord and being a servant of his Lord in music sharing the gospel. He also loved to fish and hunt when his health allowed.

The family will be having a private graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Free Wesleyan Church 420 West Roper Road, Easley, SC 29640.

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Willimon family.

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Due to the COVID-19 crisis and in accordance with CDC guidelines, we are limiting the gathering to 50 persons or less in order to protect the health of the Willimon family, our community, and our associates. We ask that you kindly respect this request for the benefit of all we serve.


  • Walter Willimon, Father (deceased)
  • Dora Smith Willimon, Mother (deceased)
  • Samantha McCall Willimon, Spouse (deceased)
  • Dale Willimon (Katherine Willimon), Son
  • Steve Willimon, Son

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  • Zach Kelley, Pallbearer
  • Brandon Merck, Pallbearer
  • Braxton Lambert, Pallbearer
  • Daniel Willimon, Pallbearer
  • Jonathan Willimon, Pallbearer


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Mr. William "Bill" Dewey Willimon

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Dewayne Gilreath

May 17, 2020

Dale and Steve, so sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Bill. You and your families are in my prayers. May God comfort you during this mournful time.

Melissa McGrew

May 16, 2020

Uncle Bill was a very cool musician I enjoyed him in church. And growing up I remember thinking how much him and my papa (JB) favored lol. God rest his soul. I know the angels are singing joyously. I love you uncle Bill. Our prayers are with the family. Love always Melissa and Martha.

Junior and Louise Pilgrim

May 15, 2020

We were so sorry to hear of Bill's death. We enjoyed many a breakfast at Rick's Cafe with him. May God bless each and every family member.

Junior and Louise Pilgrim

Mitchell Stephens

May 13, 2020

Bro. Bill blessed our church - Gap Hill Holiness Church, Six Mile, SC with his singing and testifying. He encouraged us to live the sanctified life and would shout out “hallelujah “ during the service. His sister, Sis. Chapman also blessed us much and came to Wednesday night services as long as she was able. The Willamons have a great holiness heritage and I am so greatfull that the two of them shared this rich heritage with our church family. My heart broke as I found out the news. By God’s grace we will meet again.

Stacy Chrisley

May 13, 2020

Papa Bill and Grandma Sam were wonderful to me when I was a little girl, always treated me like I belonged. He will be missed. Prayers for all who loved him.❤


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