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Willie A Pulliam
  • 75 years old
  • Date of birth: May 24, 1941
  • Date of passing: May 24, 2016
Let the memory of Willie be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Willie Pulliam, 75, born on May 24, 1941 and passed away on May 24, 2016. We will remember him forever. Life will not be the same without seeing his smiling face or hearing his voice. He will be truly missed. 
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Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Monique Dillard on 29th May 2016

"I am deeply saddened by the loss of Papa. He has always treated me like family from the first time I met him at a sleepover with my best friend. Renee i will forever be grateful for you sharing your Papa with me all these years.  I Love all of you so much and you are in my prayers. May God bless all those lives and hearts he has touched. Rest in Heaven Papa Bill."

This tribute was added by Judy Lanier on 28th May 2016

"Bill  will be missed.  It's hard to believe he's not stopping by. Our families have been friends 39 years.  His warm smiles, helpfulness, and pure love was all that mattered to him.  Bill was the coolest, sharpest, and kindest person anyone could ever meet.  Bill loved life and he lived it to the max. Even though he was a busy man, he always stopped by to check on us an he kept in touch until the end of this stage of life. I can just imagine our "Cadillac Man" cruising the streets that are paved with gold...saying "wow this is really nice"!  Bill, Take your rest and enjoy your new journey. See you later."

This tribute was added by Cory Lanier on 28th May 2016

"Man I loved me some Bill. He was a great freind. I guess I saw Bill almost every day of my life  for at least the 17 years of my life. Boy did he make an impression on me. From seeing how hard he worked, how hard he played, how well he listened, how often he helped others, how he kept his cars, how he loved music, how he dressed, and of course how he loved his family, I can say he rubbed off alot. Hes one of the men that made it cool to put on a work uniform work hard all day, come home work in the yard or on the car, have a good neighborly conversation or just smile and wave. I remember I wanter to put a sony radio in my car and Bill said "dont put that junk in your car"! You see bill was a Pioneer, Alpine, and Infinity man and he would not listen to his good music on anything less. It always sounded like a live concert while he has addedding something to one of his many custom Cadillacs. I appreciatted Bill because he would always listen to what you had to say, vault away your secrets, and give sound advice. I also rememer that he would rescue, take care of and feed my dogs from time to time. In my older years after I moved away an had a family, I always remeber Bill stopping by my parents to say hello and catch up. He would even talk to my kids for a whil. Bill would always be sharp when he came by. He knew how to dress. He was smooth and lived his life leaving no cards on the table. Bill lived a good life and I would not be who I am today with out having known him. Rest on Bill. You will be missed. God bless you and your family!"

This tribute was added by Anthony Lanier on 27th May 2016

"My friend Bill was a great man who would do anything for anybody! I will always cherish the great memories I have of you. Take care my friend until we meet again."

This tribute was added by Travis Lanier on 27th May 2016

"Bill was a great man! He'll be forever missed & always loved. My prayers go out to the family because we was literally neighbors & in my option that I hope is factual we're very close. Bill will always be the Cadillac man! Every 2 - 2 1/2 yrs Bill would have another Cadillac! Me personally I thought he had his own secret garage, but he said he likes to trade the old for the new every 2-3 years so it's what it's. Bill had a way to make you smile, happy, but most importantly feel like you matter. Heaven has gain an angel indeed, but I'm thankful he's in my life for 28 years all of mine. Bill I love & miss you my friend & see you on the other side!"

This tribute was added by Renee Grant on 27th May 2016

"My friend, My role model, My Papa, My heart. He has touched the lives of so many people. He loved to just "stop by" your house just for a quick chat. Just to see how you were doing. Handled adversity like no other. You would never know if he had a pain or felt bad. He loved outside, loved working on cars, loved his Cadillac, loved listening to music and loved seeing his family. He would call me once or twice a week. Just to see what I was doing. The conversation may have been only few moments at times but I knew he loved me and wanted to hear my voice. If more than a few weeks went by we both felt the need to explain why we hadn't called each other. Always looked out for me, took time to inform me about things, never raised his voice, always talked to me about life and not only did he just tell me he loved me but showed it in every way. There's not enough words to say how much he meant to me. I look forward to seeing him again and we will reunite and Ill hug him and we will smile and resume our  conversations. I will miss him so very much. He was just that guy that you really needed to have in your life!
I thank God for the Bond that we had and still will have. He will forever live in and through me by the actions I have learned from him."

This tribute was added by Shemeka Galloway on 26th May 2016

"2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

He was not Willie Pulliam to me, and  I could not even call him Mr. Pulliam. He would have let me, of course, but I knew better in my heart. He was my Papa Bill. From day one of meeting him as a young child mimicking my sister I would call him Papa Bill, and he allowed me to. He considered me as one of his granddaughters. There is so many wonderful memories and thoughtful sayings that I can speak about my Papa Bill. I can speak about him visiting me every week, sometimes twice a week, at my first job at McDonald's. Someone would let me know that my Papa is upfront waiting on me. Or when he would visit me the same at Ryan's. But, the most memory that I have about Papa Bill is his spirit of Love that showed Jesus him. He was inviting. He was someone that you could talk to for hours, and feel refreshed afterwards. He made it easy to feel accepted as a loved one in his life. I thank God that he allowed me to have Papa Bill in my life. His love was authentic. There are not a lot of people with a heart his size. He touched my life so much that years later after not seeing him for a while, I still would look in the cars passing that reminded me of Papa Bill's car, or ask my sister about him.

1 Thessalonians 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and has risen again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

I will get to see my Papa Bill again. And once again he will be waiting on me not upfront in a restaurant, but in Heaven. He will never be forgotten, and will be truly missed. I look forward to the day that we meet again. He is in a MUCH better place now. This place was prepared for him and us. Now he can receive the love back that he showed to many. Now he can be free from any sickness or disease. Now he can see the apple of our eye, the Savior of our souls, the Lover of our soul. And today I am rejoicing with you Papa Bill.

-Until we meet again"

This tribute was added by Agene Ramey on 25th May 2016

"Yes my uncle Bill will be missed.I loved him and he loved me."


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