Brother Willie Lee Haynes, Sr., was born December 18, 1944, to the late Addison Haynes, Jr. and Minnie Lee Glover Haynes. Bro. Haynes was reared in the Cameron, South Carolina Community. Bro. Willie said goodbye to his earthly home and hello to his Heavenly home on Monday, July 26, 2021 at his home in Santee, South Carolina.
At an early age he joined Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church in Cameron, South Carolina and in recent years converted to Jehovah Witness. He attended St. John High School in Cameron, South Carolina.
Bro. Willie served in the U.S. Army for six years. While in the army he did a tour of duty in the Vietnam War. After his military service, he was employed as a truck driver for Star Redi Mix in Orangeburg and Santee, South Carolina. He later became employed at Decolam Industry in Orangeburg, South Carolina for many years until his retirement.
Bro. Willie was a good strong worker and a devoted husband to the late Leavy Mae Williams Haynes. He was also a loving father, grandfather, as well as, a foster parent.
Bro. Willie was a fix it all "handyman," from auto mechanic to plumbing. He also liked growing vegetables in his garden. His favorite NFL Football Team was the Dallas Cowboys. Bro. Willie's nickname as he was often called was "Otis."
Two brothers preceded him in death Edward Lee Haynes & Nathaniel Haynes.
May his memories be a blessing to all who loved and knew him. He leaves to cherish his fond memories: one son: Willie L. Haynes, Jr., of Santee, SC; two daughters: Daisy B. Williams of Elloree, SC, Pernese E. Williams, of Orangeburg, SC; five foster children: Danny Saxon, Veronica Saxon, Alvin Glover, Gary Frazier, and Syron Frazier; four brothers: Raymond Haynes of Elloree, SC, David Earl (Myrna) Haynes of Texas, Robert Lee (Wanda) Haynes and Gregory Haynes both of Cameron, SC; seven sisters: Mary H. Stokes, Wilhelmenia Haynes, Dorothy H. Zeigler, Rebecca (Frank) Brown, Barbara Ann (Alfred) Mack, Rose Marie Haynes and Mary Margaret Haynes all of Cameron, South Carolina; one aunt: Wilhelmenia Riley and one uncle: Marion Haynes; a granddaughter and caregiver of the home Celeste Davis; a host of other grand and great grandchildren; so many other loving relatives and friends.
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