Willie Dankins Angels sang and rejoiced on November 30, 2012 when Willie went home to be with the Lord, at the age of 62. Willie was born on November 26, 1950 in Amory MS to Ora Lee and William Dankins. He grew up in the Columbus MS area and attended Mississippi Valley State University. After receiving a Bachelor's degree Willie entered the Air Force and enjoyed traveling the world with his family. Willie retired from the Air Force in 1993 to settled in Visalia Ca. Before his illness Willie worked for Blockbuster Video and then DD's Discounts. He was preceded in death by his father Willie and son William. Willie is survived by his wife of 31 years Darlene; daughters Nicole Dankins (partner Dana) and Krysta Dankins-Hatfield (spouse Matt); grandchildren Gracie Schrader, Jamison and Aydrian Dankins-Hatfield. Willie is also survived by his mother Ora Lee Dankins; brother Earnest Dankins, sisters Emma Armstrong, Sandra Latham, Angela Harris, Gloria (Jean) Dankins and many nieces, nephews and close friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 13th 2012 at Bethel Assembly of God, 2516 N 'M' St., Tulare, CA. Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Dec. 12, 2012