Owner & Operator B & W
AIKEN, S.C. - Edward "PeeWee" Frampton Willing Sr., 82, passed away at his home on Monday, April 21st, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. A lifelong nonsmoker, he was diagnosed with lung cancer three and half years ago. After the diagnosis, he persevered in the fight with cancer in his true "PeeWee" style, fighting with a strength, determination, and courage that only he had. Although the disease altered his world, it did not stop him from getting out and enjoying life as best he could. Unsurprisingly, PeeWee far exceeded medical expectations and beat cancer for years while still going to family breakfast at Hardee's on Saturdays, trekking up to Columbia to scour the flea markets for deals (he's probably talking God down on a bucket of old tools right now), and spending time with family at "the Pond." PeeWee, the youngest son of Hiram Nathaniel and Lottie Emma Jordan Willing, was born in Ridge Spring, SC and was a lifelong resident of Aiken, SC. After losing his father at an early age, he began honing his hard work ethic working in a rural saw mill. At the age of fourteen, PeeWee began running the roads between Miami and New York hauling cars and making deals. During these adventures, he allegedly introduced grits to New York, drove out of the Holland Tunnel as it was blowing up, and "sold more cars in 1958 than anyone on the east coast." PeeWee owned and operated B&W, Inc. for over sixty three years, selling used cars, trucks, and parts and helping folks on hard times when they were in a pinch. He also served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Those left to fondly remember PeeWee are his wife, Jewel Willing; children Joan Johnston (Kevin), Susan Johnson, Martha Martin (Chuck), Eddie Willing (Tammy), Laura Deal (DeWayne), Patricia Reynolds (Debra Brock), Sharon Skipper (Ronnie); grandchildren Patrick Schroder (Jennifer), Stuart Johnson (Brandi), Eric Johnston (Heather), Blair Grimes, Scott Johnson, Rob Johnston, Allison McLawhorn (Cecil), Patrick Skipper, Chandler Martin (Chelsea Stone), Ryan Martin (Ally), Corey Fanning (Malone), Andrew Deal, Harrison Martin, Alex Deal, Jonathan Fanning, Madison Martin, Abby Deal; great grandchildren Lily, Kylie and Emory Schroder, Alexandria Johnson, Ryleigh Johnston, Serra and Emilee "DeeDee" Ready, and Joshua Todd; his siblings Frances (Broadus) Busbee, Helen Griffin, and H.N. Willing Jr., and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary Willing; his four sisters, Minnie Lee Force, Ruth Willing, Odessa Seigler, and Marie Creed; his brother, Lloyd Willing; a daughter, Sarah Johnson; and two sons-in-law, Barry Johnson and Ken Johnson. We will all miss his big smile, kind eyes, amusing stories, and his infinite passion for trucks. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, April 25th, 2014 at 11 o'clock in Aiken's First Baptist Church with Dr. Fred Andrea officiating. Inurnment will be private. The family will greet friends Friday, April 25th, 2014 from noon until 2 o'clock at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry Street SW. Aiken, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Golden Harvest Food Bank Backpack program goldenharvest.org, 81 Capital Drive, Aiken, SC, 29803; Wounded Warriors, 4115 Columbia Road, Suite 5-333, Martinez, GA 30907-0410, augustawarriorproject.org, SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road, Aiken, SC 29801, letlovelive.org Hatcher Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the Willing family. Please visit hatcherfuneralhome.com to leave a note of condolence for the Willing family.
Hatcher Funeral Home
3464 Jefferson Davis Highway Graniteville, SC 29829
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Apr. 23, 2014