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I knew Whistling Willie from when he came around some of the bars years ago doing what he did best. The whole bar would get silent & just listen to the pure clear beautiful music coming out of his mouth. He loved what he did & he was great at it. He would always get applaudes & people loved him for sharing his talent. He was well loved by many for his sweet nature & kindness. Willie will surely be

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Posted by: Debbie Robinson - Baytown, TX   Nov 20, 2012

Nancy and Family: I am so sorry for your loss. Though I did not know him personally, I still remember hearing Whistling Willie perform back in the early 70's.

Posted by: Angie Middleton - Cove, TX   Nov 20, 2012

Like so many of you who have posted, I have known Willie since elementary school . A great sense of humor, smile, and generous positive energy are qualities Willie possessed in fistfuls! I did not know him well after REL days, but a word I believe best describes Willie is " original". The young man I knew was not afraid to be 100% himself! I am so saddened by his loss! My prayers go out to the Moreno family.

Posted by: Cindy Price Wargo - TX   Nov 20, 2012

I met Willie in 3rd grade at Travis Elementary School, and we were in school together at Baytown Junior High, Lee High School and at Rice University. Willie was the happiest person I ever met. He never had a cross word for anyone, always made people happy to be around him, and always looked at the positive side of everything. If we had more men like Willie in the world, it would be a much better place. We are all lucky to have known him, and we will miss him.

Posted by: Alan Elliott - Houston, TX   Nov 20, 2012

My sincere condolences to the Moreno family. I had not seen Willie in many years, but I have wonderful memories of him from our high school days together in the Lee band. His great sense of humor was infectious, and he was always a lot of fun to be around. What a great guy! He will be missed.

Posted by: Dr. Tommy Fain - Plano, TX   Nov 20, 2012

I will remember Willie as a genuinely kind and warm-hearted person. Remembering his family and friends in my prayers.

Posted by: Dena Koonce Seligman - Driftwood, TX   Nov 20, 2012

My heart is saddened by the news of Willie's passing. My parents and family so loved Willie. What a lovely and loving human being he was. I know that he has a special place in Heaven, because he embodied all the kind, good, and essentially loving qualities that God wants us to show and to express. May God lift up the Moreno family and friends in love and in peace. Much love to all, Danna

Posted by: Danna Glenn Love - Houston, TX   Nov 20, 2012

Willie was a great man. He was inventive, intelligent, extremely pleasant and easy going. He was also fiercely loyal and probably the most fun of anyone I have ever known. Willie always had positive thoughts about others and life itself. The last time I spoke with him was many years ago but I was touched by his continued warmth and sincerity even then. Three days ago my wife and I saw a fish bowl behind a wall like a porthole

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Posted by: Paul Putman - Austin, TX   Nov 20, 2012

To Willie's family: holding all of you close in thought and prayer. Hoping that memories of Willie -- his loving spirit and wonderful sense of humor -- are easing your sorrow. Love you!

Posted by: Mary-Ann (Crow) Muffoletto - Logan, UT   Nov 20, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of Willie's passing. Condolences to the Moreno family and friends. You all are in our hearts and prayers.

Posted by: Charlie Seligman - Driftwood, TX   Nov 20, 2012