The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Magnolia Baptist Church, 415 Hosie Waters Street, Montezuma, Georgia. Reverend Hosie Waters, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brown Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, GA Highway 224, Montezuma, Georgia.
Visitation will be Friday, November 10, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Willie H. Haugabook was born on May 1, 1948 in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia to Eddie Ruth “Honey” Felder Haugabook and the late Willie B. Haugabook. He was preceded in death by one brother, Eric Haugabook. Willie H. was well known by family and friends as “Big Bill” and “Mr. Fantastic.” He was a 1966 graduate of the Historic D.F. Douglass High School in Montezuma, Georgia. Willie H. was a phenomenal Football and Basketball player while in high school.
Following graduation, he entered into the United States Army. He was an entrepreneur in his own way. Willie H. was the proud owner and operator of his own game room, Sahara Desert Lounge, and Haugabook Paint & Body Shop. He truly loved painting cars. Willie H. was united in holy matrimony to the late Wilmotine Cromer and to this union they were blessed with two children, Terresena and Hashim.
He leaves to cherish his fond memories to his children Terresena (Bobby) Harp, Hashim (Toya) Haugabook all of Montezuma, Georgia, Kelvin (Tracey) Solomon, Fort Valley, Georgia, Holly (Ramell) Baldwin, Albany, Georgia, Katina (Willie) Kleckley, Warner Robins, Georgia, and Brandon Larry, Montezuma, Georgia; seventeen grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a mother Mrs. Eddie Ruth “Honey” Haugabook, Montezuma, Georgia; seven siblings Bettye H. Mathis, Freddie Haugabook, Marianne (Russell) Curry all of Atlanta, Georgia, Laner (Abner) Maloy, Clara (Devaughn) McKenzie, all of Montezuma, Georgia, Doris Ann Haugabook, Jacksonville, Florida and Willie Jerome Haugabook, of Atlanta, Georgia; one sister-in-law Gladys Burnam, Montezuma, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends including six devoted friends, J.W. Quinn, Eddie “Mole” Cochran, Willie “Fox” Walker, Eddie Sparks, Charles Jones, and Connie Walker, all of Montezuma, Georgia.