Louis Henry Willey


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Ellsworth - Louis Henry Willey, 71, died on August 17, 2019 at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital. He was born on July 19, 1948 in Cape May, New Jersey, the son of Louis P. Willey and Verna (Price) Willey.
Louis graduated from Ellsworth High School, class of 1966. He established his own business, Willey Garages, and built over 2,500 structures for more than three decades. He began studying martial arts in the late 1970's at Tracy's Karate and began his own branch in Bangor in 1984. He attained his ninth degree black belt in October 2006.
Louis is survived by his only daughter, Tammy Mote and her husband, Kelvin of Ellsworth; grandchildren, Evan Van Dorn, Elizabeth, Gavin, Eric, and Grayson Mote of Ellsworth.
He was predeceased by his wife, Nancy L. Willey.
A service of remembrance will be held 10:00 am, Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin Street, Ellsworth
Gifts in Louis' memory can be made to the Louis H. Willey Scholarship Fund for Ellsworth High School students pursuing a career in carpentry or a Tracy's Karate student furthering their college education. Gifts can be mailed to the First National Bank, 194 Beechland Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605.
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Peggy Brown
Aug 21, 2019
I remember back in the days when I studied Karate and Sensei was always there to help his students. He was a great teacher.
Sylvia Abbott-Dostie
Aug 20, 2019
Louie and I grew up together. He always had a big smile for everyone. Our family was very poor. When my Mom finally put a chimney in her house Louie did it for her..at a price she could afford even though he made nothing on it. ♥️❤️💖 Fly high old friend.
Albert Kane
Aug 20, 2019
My condolences to the family. I remember working with Louis back in the days down at the old Morrison Chevrolet on Water Street 1972 - 1973 while I was still attending Ellsworth High. Great guy and always cheerful and making people laugh. Haven't seen him since those days, but R.I.P ole friend.
Rebecca Maddocks-Wilbur
Aug 20, 2019
Louie was a good friend as well as my older sisters classmate and school friend. Louie was a deeply kind, giving, and loving man. He helped us with the concrete work for our horse barn years ago, used to come to dances where Rollie was singing. I am terribly sad to think of him no longer within our earthly landscape, but I know he will always be with us in our hearts and memories. Sending much love and prayers for comfort and healing to the family.🙏💕💜💕🙏🤟🏼
Jeff Webber
Aug 20, 2019
So very sorry for your loss.
I admired and respected him when I was training in martial arts.
Rod Mahan
Aug 20, 2019
Always enjoyed meeting him at the tournaments. A fine man rest in peace my friend
Linda Batchelder
Aug 19, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. I went to Karate classes for a few years in Bangor.He was a wonderful teacher. I know he will be missed by everyone who knew him. God bless and help everyone through this difficult time. 💔