Henry Arthur Willett, Jr.
August 20, 1936  -  March 1, 2018

Henry Arthur Willett, Jr.


First Baptist Church
555 Fairpoint Drive
Gulf Breeze, FL  32561
Monday, March 05, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Funeral Service
First Baptist Church
555 Fairpoint Drive
Gulf Breeze, FL  32561
Monday, March 05, 2018
11:00 AM
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Oakhill Cemetery
Atmore, AL  


Century First Baptist Church 550 Church Street
Century, FL  32535

Henry Arthur Willett Jr. passed on peacefully at his home in Gulf Breeze on the 1st of March, 2018. He was born in Albany Ga. on August 20th, 1936, and upon graduating Newnan High School moved to Century, FL. to attend Pensacola Junior College. He married Glenda Worley in 1956 and moved to Pensacola to start his family. After graduating from the University of West Florida, he began working at Pensacola Loan and Savings Bank while continuing his banking education at the University of Colorado. After some time as Vice-President of Pensacola Loan and Savings Bank, he ventured out into the business world as co-owner of Enzor-Willett Insurance Co., Enlett Investment Co., and EscaRosa Properties.
After and during his banking career, he had several business interests and was very active in local community and civic organizations. His passion was always God and his family. He served as pastor and interim-pastor for many Baptist churches in the area and completed his Doctorate of Theology at Andersonville Baptist Seminary. He also loved sports and umpired softball for many years with the City of Pensacola, Corry Station, and The Gulf Breeze Sports Association. He always greeted everyone with a smile and a handshake.
Henry is preceded in passing by his father Henry Willett, Sr., his mother Floys Willett, his brother Stanley Willett, his sisters Pam Daniels and Ann Strickland, and his beloved Aunt and Uncle Eula Mae and O.P. Renfroe of Century, FL.
His life is celebrated by his wife of 62 years, Glenda Willett, son Mike Willett, daughters Cindy Lynch (Ray) and Susie Smithey (Walt), grand-daughters Amanda Lynch-Elliott (Mark), Rebecca Lynch Hancock (Andrew) and Ray Lynch III.
Services will be held on Monday, March 5th, at the First Baptist Church of Gulf Breeze, FL. Visitation begins at 10:00 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. A private graveside service for the family will be held at 2:00 p.m. in Atmore, AL at Oak Hill Cemetery with Reverend Jeff Spooneybarger officiating.
Pallbearers are Dalton Renfroe, Ray Lynch, Ray Lynch III, Buddy Connolly, Mark Elliott, and Andrew Hancock. Honorary Pallbearers are Bob Davis, Al Davis, Terry Lewis, Jim Skaggs, David White, and Ernest Murphy.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Rose Lawn Funeral Home, Gulf Breeze, FL. You may offer condolences, share memories, and sign the guestbook at www.roselawn-fh.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of Henry Willett to the Fellowship Hall Building Fund, Century First Baptist Church, 550 Church Street, Century, FL 32535.


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  1. Mike
    Navarre, FL

    Hi Glenda, I am so sorry for your loss. Henry gave more than he received. He is as Isaiah 26:19 says....a "resident in the dust". I know that you will see him again. Mike

  2. Joan Fox
    Pensacola, FL

    Glenda, just wanted to relay my condolences on the loss of Henry. It's been many a year since our time at the beach school but you are remembered fondly. God bless you in your loss.

  3. Don and Mildred Jones
    Newnan, GA

    Glenda and Family,
    We are so sorry and heart broken for the lost of Henry. He was such a dear Friend and an inspiration to us.
    My the Good Lord give you peace, love and contentment during this very difficult time and keep you in his ever loving care.
    God loves you and we do too,
    Don and Mildred Jones

  4. Darrell Williams
    Macon, GA

    Blessed is t he man that sets good examples.

  5. Norma Chapman Haynes
    Newnan, GA

    Precious memories how they linger--Henry will always be part of the best years of my life. My mother loved him dearly, and he spent a lot of time at our home with her. What a great guy and an example for all who love the Good Lord. My prayers are with all of you.

  6. Winfred Williams
    Pensacola, FL

    Glenda, I was very sorry to read of Henry's obituary. Henry was a very good friend of mine. I got top know him playing softball. I do remember you and your brother Douglas. .My family moved to Pensacola (from Century) when I was 12 .years old. May God's blessing be with you and your family.
    Amen

  7. Mary Ann (Nawotka) McCabe
    Atmore, AL

    Glenda, Dick and I were so sorry to hear about Henry. He was always a super guy. Prayers are with you and your family.


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  9. Cindy Wise Trawick
    Pensacola, FL

    Love, prayers and sincere condolences.
    I think my Mother, Jewell knew Henry possibly at East Brent Baptist.

  10. CindyScallan
    Gulf Breeze, FL

    Glenda and Susie, my thoughts and prayers are with you all to find comfort and peace in the coming days. Henry was a bright light in any room and just a comforting soul to all he met. God bless you all.

  11. Dayna Liffey fka Dayna Johnson
    Minneapolis, MN

    I first met this amazing man when his daughter Susie started attending Gulf Breeze Elementary School and we became best friends. Later in high school, it was through him and Susie that I was introduced to the church where I was baptized. He demonstrated through his life how to live with conviction, caring and a sense of humor.

  12. Dianne Codone McGraw
    Metairie, LA

    Saddened to read this. Prayers for Mrs. Willett and family!
    Dianne Codone

  13. Betty Lawrence
    Pensacola, FL

    Praying for the family. Wonderful Man.

  14. Mary Nelson
    Navarre, FL

    He was such a wonderful godly man. I'm so glad to have known him. Blessings to you Glenda.

  15. Mary Nelson
    Navarre, FL

    He was such a wonderful godly man. I'm so glad to have known him. Blessings to you Glenda.

  16. Jeromee' Beaudette
    Gulf Breeze, FL

    Cindy,
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  17. Jennifer Jordan Fort
    Gulf Breeze, FL

    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. He was loved on this earth and is welcomed with open arms in Heaven. Love you Cindy and wish your family love and comfort.

  18. Gene and Pat Craven
    Newnan, GA

    Glenda and Family,
    We are heartbroken over the loss of our dear friend, Henry. Henry was a unique individual as he followed Christ' teaching "love one another as I have loved you", always ending his communication w/"I love you". His friendship all these years is so special to us as you are.

  19. Judy Van Matre
    Navarre,

    My Condolences to the family. May God give you comfort and peace during this great loss. What a joy to know
    Henry is in the arms of our Lord and Savior!!! Prayers!!!!🙏🙏❤️

  20. The Van Matre's of Gulf Breeze and First Baptist Church... Debby, Jim & Judy (all remaining)
    Shalimar, Navarre & Gulf Shores, AL, FL

    I am so saddened and sorry to learn of Henry's passing - one of the nicest more genuine men we ever knew.
    Absent from the body, PRESENT with the Lord - I know he is rejoicing entering his Heavenly reward. Love, Sympathy and prayers from us to you all

  21. Connie Wilkes
    Jay, FL

    Susie, I am so heartbroken for you. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. If I had the ability to say or do something that would soften this blow, I would in a heartbeat.

  22. Jerry Swindell
    Panama City Beach, FL

    I am so sorry to hear of this. I am very sorry for your family's loss. Bless the Willet family through this tough time. Prayers for peace within.
    Respectfully,
    Jerry Swindell

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  24. Joe and Terri Poff
    Gulf Breeze, FL

    Rest in Peace dear Brother Henry. You have been a good and faithful servant of the Lord. May God bless your family with the Peace that passes all understanding. We love you and treasure everything you have done for our community. Agape Love, Joe and Terr Poff

  25. Rodney and Elaine Brandt
    Pace, FL

    Our condolences on the loss of your loved one. He truly was a man used of God.


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  27. Cindy O'Sullivan
    Pensacola, FL

    He's in great hands ! I will miss running into him. I love you All Cindy

  28. Allison Shroyer
    Berlin, PA

    Susie and Family,
    May you find comfort during this time of sadness knowing that God will surround you all will his everlasting love. Prayers tp all.

  29. Tiffany Draper
    Pace, FL

    Mike, I am so sorry for your loss. What an accomplished gentleman. May peace come to you and your family.

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