He was born Jan. 31, 1940, in Ermine, Ky., to Garfield and Minnie (Cooper) Rowe.
Willie was a longtime resident of Willard. He loved to ride his bicycle around town. He was always happy and would talk to anyone he met. He would give the shirt off his back to help someone. Willie was a huge fan of the music of Johnny Cash.
Willie is survived by his brother, George (Pauline) Rowe of Willard; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, James Rowe, Fred Rowe, and Jessie Rowe.
Willie’s family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Shelby Pointe for the warm and special care they gave to Willie over the years.
Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Willie’s family.
Hanneman Funeral Home of Willard is honored to serve Willie’s family and encourage those wishing to share a fond memory or condolence to do so by visiting hannemanfuneralhomes.com.