Willingham, Joe L.

Friday, April 19, 2019
Joe Willingham
Joe Willingham

Joe L. Willingham, 82, was born November 26, 1936 to Fred and Jessie Willingham.  He passed on April 1, 2019, at Dalton Place/Standifer Place.

He was a longtime resident of Chattanooga and a very well-known baseball player and was employed by the City of Chattanooga.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Jessie Willingham; brother, William Willingham; sister, Freddie Mae Willingham; wife, Barbara Joyce Glover Willingham; children, Donnie Moore, and Ronnie (Deborah) Carter.

Those left to cherish his memory include his sister, Lucille (Ernest) Coleman; children, Micheal (Ruby) Douglas, Diane Tyus (Campbell) of Augusta Georgia, Adrian (Greta) Hayes, Nolan Rivers, Kevin (Angela) Willingham of Miami, and Derryk Willingham;  a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, loving niece, Judy (Calvin) Coleman Toney; special friends, Anthony “Tic” Cunningham and Dillard “Dank” Hawkins.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 20, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of John P. Franklin Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423-622-9995.


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