Willie Joe Awls was born December 30, 1932 in Macon Georgia to the late Reverend Lous Albritton and Mattie Tarber.
Eighty-six years later Willie Transitioned to his heavenly body on January 28, 2019.
He was raised in a Christian home, and accepted Christ as his savior at an early age. He united with King Chapel Baptist Church. Willie graduated Jones County High School in Macon, Georgia.
His words “I wanted to do better,” Willie joined the United States Army. Over years of dedicated services he acquired the rank of Master Sergeant E8. This granted him to travel to all parts of the country and many foreign countries. Military decorations and Medals; National Defense Service Medal, 1st Oak Leaf Cluster/Korean Service Medal/United Nations Service Medal/Mechanical Badge/Vietnam Service Medal W/4 Campaign Stars/Vietnam Campaign Medal/2 Overseas Service Bar/ Vietnam Cross of Gallantry W/Palm/Army Service Ribbon/ Overseas Service Ribbon, Numeral 2/Good Conduct Medal 9th Award Army Commendation Medal/Meritorious Service Medal. Twenty-Eight years of Military Service.
Willie is preceded in death by his parents; and a brother: Alonza Tarber.
He leaves memories to be cherished by his loving caring and devoted wife of forty-eight years: Helen King-Awls; a loving son: William Joel (Kimberly) Awls of Panama City, Florida; grandchildren: Jessica Marie Awls; a special granddaughter, granddaughter’s baby girl: Jasmine Iveyanna Awls, Nicholas Deshawn Awls, Joel Bradley Awls and Jeremiah Micah Awls; brother: Lewis Albritton of Renton, Washington; nieces: Mary Smith and Terrie (Sharron) Smith of Macon, Georgia; cousins; Gloria Page Dunbar Inglewood, CA; god-sister: Juliette E. Jones; god daughter: Lil Glanton; special friends: Barbara Daniels, Deacon Albert Saffold and a host of other relatives, neighbors and friends.
“Affectingly known as Darling, Daddy, Granddaddy, Granddaddy Yo and Dad.”