Willie J. Montgomery
June 25, 1935- April 3, 2014
Willie J. Montgomery, 78, of St. Leonard, Maryland passed away on April 3, 2014 in Washington Hospital Center. . He was born on June 25, 1935 in Anawalt West Virginia to the late Frank and Alley Phillips Montgomery. He was predeceased by his children Barbara Parks, Kenneth Willie Montgomery, and David Allen Montgomery and siblings, Ernie Montgomery, Carlos Montgomery, Billy Montgomery, Ivory Combs, Bessie Huff, Lorraine Janey and Rosie Phillips.
Willie was a man who was born a worker and provider. He came to Maryland from the mountains of Virginia. He sacrificed and saved to put his family’s needs before his own. If it was broken, he found a way to fix it. He was inventive, turning ideas to reality.
Shortly after getting married he picked up gardening, developing a real knack for the art. He also enjoyed fishing, crabbing, and spending time on the water. Willie played the guitar and banjo. He was also known to sing a tune or two. He worked many years in the construction field as an operating engineer.
Beloved husband of Rindy P. Montgomery of St. Leonard, Maryland ,and devoted father of James G. Montgomery of St. Leonard, Maryland. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Bobbi R. Parks and her husband Aaron Carter of Baltimore, Maryland, Brother Dorsey Montgomery of Indian Valley, Virginia, sisters Sylvia Turpin and Lucille Gallimore both of Indian Valley, Virginia, nephews, Wesley Junior Combs and his wife Joyce of Shawsville, Virginia, Roger Huff and his wife Betty of Indian Valley, Virginia and many other relatives.
The family will receive friends at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, Maryland on
From 10:30 to the time of services at 12 noon. Interment will follow in Broomes island Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.
Monday, April 7, 2014