Services will be held Wednesday, March 22, at the VFW Hall in Glenns Ferry at 2 p.m., under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.
He was born July 24, 1931, in Atlanta, Ga.
"Willie lived and loved life," his family said. He served in the Air Force and had several hobbies including racing cars. He enjoyed flying and building models. "He loved anything with a motor and went fast." He also enjoyed doing volunteer work for his local community.
"He was a loving husband to Helene and a great father to Doug, Dan, Dennis, Duane, and Kari," his family said. He also had a daughter, Kelly, who died at a young age. Also surviving him are 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and his sister, Dot Sasser and family of Conyers, Ga.