Willie Best, 66, Loudon, passed away suddenly Saturday, July 20, 2013, at his home. Willie was a member of Prospect Baptist Church and veteran of the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict. He was an avid classic car collector and restored many of his prize collections.
He was preceded in death by parents, Luther and Pearl Lambert Best.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Linda Tate Best; daughters, Tammy Best and Angie Coker and husband, Tracy; two granddaughters, Brittany Manis and husband, Justin, Blendia Eaton and husband, Nathan; very special great-grandson, Parker Manis; special companion, Gizmo; six sisters, Nina and Ron Miller, Rosie and Robert Culpepper, Mary and Ed Collis, Helen Collis, Dassie and Kenneth Miller, Betty and Kelly Sova; eight brothers, Lonnie and Barbara Best, Ralph and Liz Best, Jim and Nita Best, David and Sharon Best, Jake Best, Jackie and Missy Best, Lewis and Sondra Best and Charlie and Donna Best; and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will meet at Riverside Pavilion, 910 Main St., Loudon at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2013, for military honors to be conducted by the Loudon County Veterans Honor Guard with visitation to follow. Arrangements by Loudon Funeral Home. www.loudonfuneralhome.net