On May 22, 1942 the late Otis and Annie Spivey Armour were blessed with the birth of William Armour in Goodwater, Alabama.
He joined Macedonia Baptist Church as a child and actively participated in various church groups and activities. Singing in church was the beginning of his musical career. As a teenager, he organized a gospel group, “The Gospellers of Goodwater,” and they sang at various churches and events.
Upon graduating from J. D. Thompson High School, he moved to Brooklyn, New York to pursue his
dream of a career in music. There he formed a band, “Wee Willie and the Winners”, which had notable success. They produced several records of which his favorite was “Pulp Wood Charlie”. Willie spent a vast amount of time traveling across the country playing for variety of functions and events. He never forgot his roots, as when he came home to visit, he would often entertain and sing at Goodwater Health Care Facility.
After living in New York for approximately 46 years, Willie moved back home to Goodwater, Al., a place dear to his heart. Willie had a passion for gardening and one year he won the award for “The Yard of The Year”. Whatever he planted, it just seemed to grow.
As fate would have it, Willie ironically ended up being a resident at Goodwater Health Care himself. He just picked up where he left off as he sang to everyone, impromptu or special request. He enjoyed participating in Sunday morning service and continued to sing until his health declined.
Willie was aware of his destiny and he was ready for his wings and was well prepared. He repeated his
profession of faith on several occasion. When he was going through the most difficult times, he said with firm conviction “Let God do His Work”…and God did. January 3, 2021 God took William home.
William was the fourth of seven children three of which preceded him in death: Otis, Robert, and Emmitt. William leaves to Cherish his memories: son Frederick Hill (Delores), daughter Keisha Armour; grandchildren; his brother Demetrius Armour; sisters Christine Armour and Linda Armour-Scott (Carlton); sisters-in-law, Hattye and Helen Armour; cousin, Irene Adams; nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends: special family; sister Lynn Alexander (David); nieces Latoya Ward and Nichole Faber; nephews Torre and Herbie Ford Jr; brother Audley Senior and friend Ruby Senior all residents of New York.
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