Willie Darrell Angle, 73, of Mesa AZ, passed away on November 1, 2014 peacefully in his home. Willie was born July 25, 1941 in Sikeston, Missouri to Joseph Nathan and Mable Ruth Cowgur, and was later adopted by Charles Albert Angle. He is preceded in death by his first wife Geneva Berryhill Angle, eldest son Bruce Darrell Angle, and stepson Chuck Buckhannon. Both his parents and siblings, Authur Cowgur, John Cowgur, J.D. Cowgur, Marilyn Cowgur, Flossie Cowgur, Freddie Cowgur, Lonnie Angle, Judy Ann Cowgur, Betty Angle Smith and Wendel Cowgur.
Willie and Geneva were sealed August 16, 1960 in the Mesa AZ LDS Temple. They had five children, Janiece (Kirk) Burgess, Bruce Angle, Morris (Rhonda) Angle, Rowland (Karen) Angle and Darlene (David) Bond. Geneva passed away in 1994. Willie and Barbara Buckhannon were sealed on October 6, 2000 in the Mesa AZ LDS Temple.
Willie was a friend to everyone and loved to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with friends and strangers. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and regularly served in different callings in the church. He loved to help the missionaries. Also, a highlight of his life was serving a mission at Cove Fort, Utah in 2002 with his wife Barbara. Keeping up with loved ones and friends was a great joy in his life.
Willie enjoyed hunting and fishing with his kids and grandkids, and also loved a good practical joke. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Buckhannon) Angle, and children Janiece (Kirk) Burgess, Morris (Rhonda) Angle, Rowland (Karen) Angle, Darlene (David) Bond, stepson Mathew Buckhannon, 28 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and his sister, Bonnie Ferguson.
WE ALL LOVE YOU, WILLIE
Funeral services are Friday, November 7, 2014 at 10 AM, preceded by a visitation at 9 AM, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Alta Mesa Ward, 5620 E. Adobe Street, Mesa, Arizona. Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel.