Lisa Thomas via Facebook:
My grandfather, 12/31/1927- 09/17/2022 has transitioned. When he called or someone else called I was there. He is truly going to be missed. From his outfits to his personality in general he was loved by all. My grandfather last words to me was I am tired. He stated he wanted to go to North City to the Gates of Heaven. He will always be known as “Buddy, Willy the Pimp, Mr.Willie, Willie of Walmart. I would do anything to have my grandfather back. He lived a wonderful life for 94 years. Please continue to keep our family in prayer through this difficult time.