Willie Sneed Tyus

Willie Sneed Tyus, 81, of Mexia passed away at his residence on July 14, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 18 at Corley-Porter Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Steve Dubois officiating. Interment will be at Cotton Gin Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be Monday evening 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Willie was born Sept. 3, 1935 in Smith County to Lewis Benjamin and Fannie Mae Fail Tyus. He was retired from Bell Helicopter. Willie enjoyed life and his family and will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Perry Naomi Frank Tyus; brothers, Rufus Tyus, Howard Tyus and J.W. Tyus; sisters, Dorothy Killingsworth Suttle and Fannie Mae Reel.
Willie is survived by nephews, Johnny Killingsworth and Jay Reel; nieces, Joy Ethridge, Wanda Jean Campbell, Janice Rogers, Nancy Beleckis, Carolyn Clark and Kathy Reel Bradshaw; sister-in-law, Dolly Tyus as well as extended family and friends.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jack Campbell, Johnny Killingsworth, Darrell Tweedle, Terry Laymance, Howard Tweedle, Jr. and Fred Tweedle.
An online quest book is available at corleyporterfuneralhome.com and by selecting the Willie Tyus obituary.
Corley-Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.