- Cullman, Alabama


July 3, 2014

Joseph Brian ‘Joe’ Willingham

CULLMAN — Joseph Brian ‘Joe’ Willingham

Funeral services for Joseph Brian “Joe” Willingham, 84, of Cullman will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Cullman Church of Christ, Minister Mike Waters officiating, with interment in Cullman City Cemetery.

Cullman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Willingham passed away Tuesday, July 1, at his residence. He was born July 12, 1929, to William Robert and Ella Davis Willingham. He was a longtime member of the Church of Christ in Baldwin and was the founder and owner of Willingham Salvage.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bobby Willingham, Buddy Willingham, Olen Willingham and Red Willingham; and a sister, Orville Willingham.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Violet Willingham; two sons, Tony (Pam) Willingham and Dan (Elaine) Willingham; three daughters, Linda Willingham (Billy) Parrish, Karen Willingham (Kent) Gable and Terri Willingham (Dave) Thomas; sisters, Mary Conn, Nell Clemmons and Patty (Russell) Lombardo; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, in memory of Joe Willingham, and in honor of his grandson, Trent Parrish, and his great nephew, Crew Pettus, please make donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation, 200 Cahaba Park Circle West, Suite No. 114, Birmingham, AL 35242; (205-870-8565).

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Cullman Church of Christ worship center.

Friends may sign the online guestbook at


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