Willie worked for American Ship building as a Supervisor. He was a member of St. Jude Church and AA, for over 60 years. Willie was a United States Army Veteran who served in the European and Pacific Conflicts.
He is survived by his two sons, Wayne (Debbie) and William, both of Elyria; grandchildren, Amanda Clemmons, Wayne (Betsy) Clemmons and their daughter, Brianna; Sherri LaChance and Carrie Charlton; great-grandchild, Connor Drake Murphy; sisters, Ruth and Irene, both of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian (nee Rodriguez) in 2010; and his parents, Homer and Lila (nee Smith).
There will be no services. Burial will be private.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, 440-322-4626. Online condolences may be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com