Willie W. Windham
Published 12:33 pm Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Willie W. Windham, 83, of Southaven, formerly of Grenada, died Aug. 26, 2018, in Southaven. He was born April 7, 1935 in Leflore County, Miss., to Vernon Otho and Ida Blakey Windham. He graduated from Gore Springs High School. After graduation, he entered the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He later worked for Mississippi Power & Light Co. from 1957 to 1994. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing, hunting and flea markets (even having his own stall for a while). Willie also loved to tinker on anything that needed to be fixed (many times it was something he himself had broken). “Sometimes” he didn’t quite finish his projects. He attended Leflore Baptist Church and Providence Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, at 2 p.m. at McKibben & Guinn Funeral Service. Interment will follow in Red Hill Cemetery in Duck Hill. The family will receive friends from noon Wednesday until service time at McKibben and Guinn.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Mary Ethel Hardwick Windham; son, Greg Windham (Marg) of Hernando; two daughters, Cheryl Hope (Randy) of Oxford and Brenda Hammer (John), eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two brothers, James Windham and Dudley Windham of Grenada and one sister, Barbara Nail (Buddy) of Clinton.
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He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Paul Windham and Vernon Windham, sisters, Sue Dogan and Azilene Rayburn and grandchildren, Taylor and Tyler Windham.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mckibbenandguinn.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, 662-307-2694.