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Mr. Clarence Willey of Brownfield

July 13, 1930 — June 9, 2020

Mr. Clarence Willey of Brownfield

Our Daddy and Grandad, C.R 'Dick' Willey passed from this life early in the morning on June 9th, 2020, in Brownfield, Texas. He was born July 13 1930, in Tulsa Oklahoma to Ruth and Roscoe Willey. He married the love of his life, Janette Higgins, in Tulsa, Oklahoma on December 28 1950. They had 4 children, Janey , Susey, Richard, and Jon.  He was a veteran of the United States Army from 1950-1952 during the Korean War. He was a member of the Counter Intelligence Core. He and his family moved to Brownfield in 1966, where he retired from oil field work and opened Willey's Resale second hand store on the square. Dick and Janette loved nature and they traveled often to bird watch and enjoy the beauty of creation. Their favorite spot was Llano River State Park near Junction.  One of his proudest accomplishments was his work with SPARC (South Plains AIDS Resource Center) in the 90s, he was in charge of the food pantry as well as many other aspects of the center.  We will miss his humor, his stories, his singing, his kindness and compassion for others and his love for his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his son Jon, his brother Jim and 2 sons-in-law Haskell Robertson and Jackie Roberts. He is survived by his brother Bill Willey of Lexington, Virginia, 2 daughters Janey Roberts and Susan Robertson of Brownfield his son Richard and spouse Johnny Durham of Lubbock. 5 grandchildren Sean Roberts, Scott Roberts(Misty) Tracy Seaton(Shan) Sheri Robertson(James) and Daniel Caudillo.  13 great grandchildren Jaci and Swayde Roberts, Samuel, Sterling, and Elizabeth Roberts, Cash Patten, David Newsom, Sara Robertson, Diana Seaton, Jonathan and Lillian Herring, Emily and Thomas Nix, and 1 great great granddaughter Autumn Whitehead.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Friends Of Brownfield Animal Shelter We would like to thank the staff of BRCC for the wonderful love and care they gave to our parents. Thank you to Kathey, Christine and Norma from Legacy Of Love Hospice and to Kim Franke and DR. Hord. Thank you most of all to his granddaughter, his Angel,  Tracy.  There will be no services per his request. His ashes will be spread at Llano River State Park along with those of his wife and son's by the family at a later date. The care of Mr. Willey has been entrusted to the professional's of Grace Funeral and Cremation Care Inc.
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