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“Allison, I was just thinking of you old friend and tried to get your contact info online and came across this very sad new of Willie. Please...Read More »
1 of 85 | Posted by: Elaine Gamache Ingebretson - CA

“The best time in marching band was when I was in a squad with Willie and Joe. We were laughing all the time. One time during a show, we didn't hear...Read More »
2 of 85 | Posted by: Liz Rice - Lafitte, LA

“Our prayers and thoughts are with the entire Moreno family. Love and Best Wishes, Judy and Ross ”
3 of 85 | Posted by: Judy and Ross Tobul - Conroe, TX

“Sorry to read of Willie's passing. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Always good memories of the Moreno family growing up in Lakewood. ”
4 of 85 | Posted by: Randy Mason - Houston, TX

“Mrs.Moreno, Susie, Nancy and family please accept our heart felt sympathy on your loss from the Lara family. ”
5 of 85 | Posted by: Victor Lara - Baytown, TX

“Dearest Allison, May you enjoy peace, relief and renewal with the passage of your sweet husband. I remember when y'all met on-site staffing the 6...Read More »
6 of 85 | Posted by: Kerry Kittrell - Austin, TX

“Suzie, Nancy and all the family, my sincere sympathies to you and prayers for God's graces and blessings for peace and comfort now. Fantastic guy...Read More »
7 of 85 | Posted by: Darlene Perio Deen - Mont Belvieu, TX

“I just heard the very sad news today, and I send all of the Morenos my love and deepest condolences. ”
8 of 85 | Posted by: Amy Christensen - Tyrone, NY

“I am so sadden by the reading about the loss of a good friend. Willie was always a good fair man by me, and was a man of much faith, and...Read More »
9 of 85 | Posted by: Jim Postell - Edmonton

“Dear Allison, Ellen and Phillip, We're praying for your beautiful and talented family. We love you! Valerie and Mickey Redus ”
10 of 85 | Posted by: Valerie and Mickey Redus - TX

“I was sorry to hear about Willie. He was bigger than life. And he seemed to always be smiling or laughing. I was always a bit in awe of him...Read More »
11 of 85 | Posted by: Molly Mayo Tampke - Denton, TX

“So very sad to hear of Willie's death. Sending love and prayers for all the family. So many memories of good times between our house and yours... ”
12 of 85 | Posted by: Carol Maeser Stubbs - Lafayette, LA

“We are praying for your family. ”
13 of 85 | Posted by: Bobby and Robin Sutton - Baytown, TX

“i love willie. this is a sad day for me. ”
14 of 85 | Posted by: ralph giese - port huron, MI

“Dear Moreno family, I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of Willie's untimely passing. My love and thoughts are with you all. ”
15 of 85 | Posted by: Joanna Lohkamp - Gig Harbor, WA

“Mrs. Moreno my family Mora is so sorry for your loss. Our prayers to your family. ”
16 of 85 | Posted by: Maria Porche Mora - Baytown, TX

“Love and prayers to all the Morenos. ”
17 of 85 | Posted by: wanda knox - concan, TX

“I was saddened to hear the news of Willie's passing. I have wonderful memories of him while growing up in Lakewood. Thoughts and prayers go out to...Read More »
18 of 85 | Posted by: David Swofford - Austin, TX

“On behalf of my mother, Mary Golden, and myself, I wanted to say how sorry we were to learn of Willie's passing. We will be praying for your family...Read More »
19 of 85 | Posted by: Carole Golden - Seabrook, TX

“Dear Moreno Family, Our family is so sorry to hear of Willie's untimely death. No words, no flowers, no memorial can take his place in your...Read More »
20 of 85 | Posted by: Cheryl Forque Melton

“Kirby and I send our love, thoughts and prayers. ”
21 of 85 | Posted by: Kevin Kana - Lafayette, CO

“My condolences to the Moreno family. I to remember Willie as such an important part of the “Famous Robert E Lee Band”. I remember him as...Read More »
22 of 85 | Posted by: Jonathan Lee - Oklahoma City, OK

“I am overwhelmed with sorrow... Willie truely was my "best friend in all the world" growng up. From Travis Elementary to Lee High school we were...Read More »
23 of 85 | Posted by: Deacon Doug Tromblee - Columbus, TX

“Willie took me to my first Brigadier Ball. He was such a nice guy. The Moreno family were close friends of my family (Portis). I cherish those...Read More »
24 of 85 | Posted by: Connie Burgess - Rowlett, TX

“My condolences to all of Willie's family. Willie was my roommate during college and I remember his enthusiasm, decency, and love for his family. I...Read More »
25 of 85 | Posted by: Bob McGough - Oceanside, NY

“I went through elementary and middle school with Willie. While I had not seen him in many years, I won't forget his friendship and his positive,...Read More »
26 of 85 | Posted by: Michael Melinger - Austin, TX

“I am so said to hear about this. Willie will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with the family for peace. ”
27 of 85 | Posted by: Cheryl Tromblee Wells - TX

“Even though I didn't stay in touch over the years, I thought of Willie often. I am so glad I was able to spend some time with him earlier this year....Read More »
28 of 85 | Posted by: Joe DeLosSantos - Lake Forest, CA

“I was shocked and saddened to hear the news that Willie had left us. It is far too soon. His generosity of spirit was well know throughout the...Read More »
29 of 85 | Posted by: Joan Kabella - Irving, TX

“I met Willie in the first grade and we became fast friends immediately. He was one of the brightest, wittiest, talented and thoughtful person I've...Read More »
30 of 85 | Posted by: Steve (Smith) Skipwith - WA

“So sorry to hear about Willie. Our prayers are with you all. ”
31 of 85 | Posted by: Terry Prothro - Mont Belvieu, TX

“Great memories of both Willie sr and jr while working construction with them both.Willie was a big man with a big heart and a funny guy to boot.Can't...Read More »
32 of 85 | Posted by: Roger c.Brown - TX

“Sorry to hear about Willie's passing. I cannot make the services because I have a bad chest cold. I never saw the bad side of Willie, if he had one...Read More »
33 of 85 | Posted by: George Gidley - Baytown, TX

“Dear Joe and Moreno Family, I'm so sad to hear of Willie's passing. Though I did not know him well, I do remember him coming to our school at some...Read More »
34 of 85 | Posted by: Jenny Waddell - Southlake, TX

“My love and prayers are sent to the entire Moreno Family. I am so proud to have known Willie as a neighbor and playmate when we were young, and a...Read More »
35 of 85 | Posted by: Trudy Turla - Dallas, TX

“We always loved it when Whistling Willie Moreno would grace our stage and perform the William Tell Overture or his latest piece he was practicing for...Read More »
36 of 85 | Posted by: Trout Fishing in America - AR

“To the Moreno family,my heart is sadden for you and you all are in my prayers.I know during these troubled times is when family and friends come...Read More »
37 of 85 | Posted by: Leonard Schofield - TX

“Willie was so very talented as a singer and whistler. He was also talented in construction work, as I can attest to personally. It seems impossible...Read More »
38 of 85 | Posted by: Barbara Green - Baytown, TX

“I'm so sorry to hear about Willie, Jr.'s death. He was a great friend/playmate in the Lakewood neighborhood. I have many great memories of our many...Read More »
39 of 85 | Posted by: Robert St. Clair - Lubbock, TX

“All who ever met Willie were enriched for having made his acquaintance. He was a man of nearly limitless talent and boundless good cheer, whose...Read More »
40 of 85 | Posted by: Pete Kabella - Katy, TX

“Our guide and protector throughout childhood, none of us really understood why our parents called Will Moreno "Little Willie." True, his father...Read More »
41 of 85 | Posted by: Milton Crow - Houston, TX

“Willie was an awesome human being and a great friend. Funny, lovable guy. He was a great singer, but his whistling was something else...anything from...Read More »
42 of 85 | Posted by: David E Smith (Davo) - Baytown, TX

“Willie was the Leader of the Moreno kids growing up in our neighborhood. The memories with him and that family are something I will treasure for the...Read More »
43 of 85 | Posted by: Scott Singleton - Highlands, TX

“Willie was one of the sweetest people I've ever met. His love of family and friends will always be an inspiration. Others could take lessons from his...Read More »
44 of 85 | Posted by: Allen Rogers - Double Springs, AL

“We have lots of fond memories building forts and all playing together in Lakewood. We will miss Willie ”
45 of 85 | Posted by: annette sceets - baytown, TX

“I loved Whistling Willie! What an amazing talent. He always blew me away with his whistling, no pun intended (he would have loved the pun with his...Read More »
46 of 85 | Posted by: scott Willey - Winnie, TX

“I went to high school with Willie and while I haven't seen him for many years, I still remember him. He was so kind and gentle, and had a smile for...Read More »
47 of 85 | Posted by: Lori Janick - Baytown, TX

“Dear friends, Mrs. Moreno, Allison, Nancy, SuSu, Arthur, Joe, John: We are so very sorry to hear of Willie's passing. What a gentle soul he was. ...Read More »
48 of 85 | Posted by: Mendy and Tim Alford - Orange, TX

“I'll always remember Willie..his whistling was amazing! He was friendly and a friend to everyone, a kind loving man who will be missed by all. ”
49 of 85 | Posted by: Esther Mayo - Baytown, TX

“So sorry to hear of Willie's passing. He was a big part of my life as all of the Moreno's have been. Willie's kind heart and awesome sense of humor...Read More »
50 of 85 | Posted by: Keith Thompson - Kent, WA

“Shocked to get this news. I remember his whistling; he was fantastic! My condolences to his family. Rest in peace Willie. ”
51 of 85 | Posted by: Karin Hogston - Bellevue, NE

“Willie was a great whistler, but I don't how many of you knew that Willie was also an awesome singer too. We have spent many a day sitting around the...Read More »
52 of 85 | Posted by: Mark & Marie Bishop - BAYTOWN, TX

“My thought and parayers are with the family wonderful family.He will be missed dearly. May God bless. ”
53 of 85 | Posted by: Denice Parker - TX

“Whistling Willie and I have been friends for over 20 yrs. I never saw him without a bright smile. The melodies that came from him when he whistled...Read More »
54 of 85 | Posted by: Jessica Franklin - Crosby, TX

“willie was a great friend of us he will be drealy will be miss my through and paryers goes out to the moreno family may god will with ya ll in...Read More »
55 of 85 | Posted by: gregory olachia - baytown, TX

“Pat and I are both shocked and saddened to hear the news about Willie. Although it has been a while, we always enjoyed running into him and Allison...Read More »
56 of 85 | Posted by: Sheryl Ptacek Shepherd - Baytown, TX

“DEAR NANCY & FAMILY RON&I ARE SO SAD FOR YOUR LOSS, GOD has gained another angel. we will keep your whole family in prayer.I know GOD will...Read More »
57 of 85 | Posted by: mary deluna - baytown, TX

“Dear Moreno Family: I'm so sorry for your loss. Willie was such a sweet guy. Being in band with him at R.E.L. was such a hoot! I will tell you...Read More »
58 of 85 | Posted by: Carla McCawley Eggerman - Houston, TX

“Willie was a good friend to me all during high school. The only times I would see him again was at our class reunions. Always smiling, I'll never...Read More »
59 of 85 | Posted by: Neal Hoover - Baytown, TX

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Moreno and the Moreno family. My heart is broken with this news. I have so many happy memories of Willie...Read More »
60 of 85 | Posted by: Susan Sanford Hewett - Baytown, TX

“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...Read More »
61 of 85 | Posted by: Debbie Robinson - Baytown, TX

“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...Read More »
62 of 85 | Posted by: Angie Middleton - Cove, TX

“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...Read More »
63 of 85 | Posted by: Cindy Price Wargo - TX

“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....Read More »
64 of 85 | Posted by: Alan Elliott - Houston, TX

“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...Read More »
65 of 85 | Posted by: Dr. Tommy Fain - Plano, TX

“I will remember Willie as a genuinely kind and warm-hearted person. Remembering his family and friends in my prayers. ”
66 of 85 | Posted by: Dena Koonce Seligman - Driftwood, TX

“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...Read More »
67 of 85 | Posted by: Danna Glenn Love - Houston, TX

“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...Read More »
68 of 85 | Posted by: Paul Putman - Austin, TX

“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 ...Read More »
69 of 85 | Posted by: Mary-Ann (Crow) Muffoletto - UT

“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. ”
70 of 85 | Posted by: Charlie Seligman - Driftwood, TX

“The Barajas family prayers are with the Moreno Family. Willie will be missed, he always greeted me with that big smile. I too had the pleasure of...Read More »
71 of 85 | Posted by: Ronald Barajas - Baytown, TX

“Willie was one of my former students. I taught several of his brothers and sisters. He always had that beautiful smile when he saw me. May our...Read More »
72 of 85 | Posted by: Carol Barrett - Midland, TX

“We are very sadden on the passing of Willie. Many thoughts and prayers to his family. The Fischesser family ”
73 of 85 | Posted by: Alan Fischesser - Baytown, TX

“Willie will be greatly missed. My condolences to the family. ”
74 of 85 | Posted by: Eric Smith - Flower Mound, TX

“Lisa and I were shocked to hear of Willies passing.Our prayers are with the Moreno Family. He will be missed, he always had that big smile to greet...Read More »
75 of 85 | Posted by: Carlos Del Toro - baytown, TX

“Mrs. Moreno, Nancy, Susie and family, my heart aches for all of you as you suffer this loss. I have so many wonderful memories, Acapulco, Whistling...Read More »
76 of 85 | Posted by: Gina Bibb - Houston, TX

“So very very sad to hear this. He was a wonderful, talented man. ”
77 of 85 | Posted by: Sylvia Wilson wadzinski - Baytown, TX

“Please know you are in the thoughts and prayers of both Gary and I. We both have happy memories of Willie -- and his unique whistling talent. ”
78 of 85 | Posted by: Saundra Smith - Baytown, TX

“Moreno Family I am saddened for your loss of a loved one. He was a great guy. I know he is in GODs hands now and I will keep him and all the family...Read More »
79 of 85 | Posted by: James Bailey - Spring, TX

“I am so very saddened by the news of Willie's passing and send my deepest sympathy to the Moreno family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ...Read More »
80 of 85 | Posted by: Carolyn McLain Bickle - Baytown, TX

“A great guy will be missed, our Prayers are going up for your time of bereavement ”
81 of 85 | Posted by: Tommy Echols - Friendswood, TX

“From sweet grass to the packing house, from birth to death, we are all travelers between the eternities. I will miss you my friend. ”
82 of 85 | Posted by: Kenny Travis - Baytown, TX

“I am so sad to hear this. My heart and prayers are with his family. He was a treasure to know. ”
83 of 85 | Posted by: Denise Poteet Hynes - Tempe, AZ

“Joe, I'm very sorry to hear about your brother. You and your nice family are in my prayers! Take care. Deanna ”
84 of 85 | Posted by: Deanna Staner - Baytown, TX

“I am so shocked and saddened to hear this news. Willie was always entertaining everyone in high school. He was such a talented and bright student. ...Read More »
85 of 85 | Posted by: Lanny Griffith - HOUSTON, TX


Louis William "Whistling Willie" Moreno, Jr., 56, of Baytown was born April 11, 1956 in Baytown and passed away Sunday, November 18, 2012 at his home. He was a 1974 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School and attended Rice University. He was a construction supervisor for EMAX General Contractors. Willie was musically gifted and he had a love for music. He was active in the Baytown Little Theater and the Red Stocking Review and he liked to Karaoke. As his nickname "Whistling Willie" implies, he was a very gifted whistler, having competed four times in the International Whistleoff. He was preceded in death by his father, Louis William Moreno, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Allison Moreno; daughter, Ellen Moreno; son, Phillip Moreno; mother, Martha Medellin Moreno; brothers and sisters, Susie Moreno and Irvin Kleespies, Nancy Moreno and Kevin Robbins, Robert and Linda Webb Moreno, Arthur Moreno and Serena Hightower, Joe and Vonda Wootan Moreno, and John Moreno and Stephanie Ball; nieces and nephews, Nicki and Scott Kana, Kimberly Bradford, Sydne and Alex Kleespies, and Kelsey, Max, Amelia, Gabriel, Quentin, and Sophia Moreno; and Moochie the cat. His family will receive friends at Navarre Funeral Home Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Navarre Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Walles officiating. Burial will follow at Cedarcrest Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be his brothers and brothers-in-law. In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions may be made to benefit scholarships for Lee College students through the Lee College Foundation, c/o Pam Warford, P. O. Box 818, Baytown, TX 77522, (281) 425-6361. To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX, 77521 (281) 422-8111.

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