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Frank Gordon Willey, Jr.

LTC Frank “Obie” Gordon Willey, Jr., age 84 of Bryson City, NC. passed away 26th day, of August, 2020.  He was born on April 17, 1936, in San Francisco, CA to the late Frank G. Willey, Sr. and Jennie Lee (Grive) Willey.

He was a US Army Veteran with 21 years of service. Gordon’s last stateside assignment was Provost Marshall, Fort Sam Houston, TX. Gordon was also Provost Marshall of the 7th Army Training Command, Grafenwohr, Germany and was honored with 2 Bronze Stars and a Meritorious Service Metal. Upon retirement from the service Gordon was head of private and corporate security for Hayes Corporation and The Omni International, Atlanta GA. Gordon was an avid reader and a wonderful storyteller. He loved sharing his time with family, friends and most of all his granddaughters.

Gordon will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 53 years, Jacqueline (Marshall) Willey; daughter, Melody (husband William) Huddleston; sisters, Susan Storm, Karen Kish, Kathy Tindal, and Janice Moore; grandchildren, Nyah and Hannah Huddleston. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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I always enjoyed talking to the Colonel over the years. Every now and again he pop in to see me at either DSS or Dept on Aging. I was trooper we all have our memories and I am happy that they cant be taken away. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and I pray you find comfort in knowing hes celebrating in the house of our Lord. Diane Parker

Diane Parker Aug 27 2020 12:00 AM

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