Theo William “Willie” Counts

Theo William “Willie” Counts, 89, of Simpsonville, husband of Janie Youngblood Counts, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

Mr. Counts was born in Greenwood to the late Owens Leroy and Theo Reece Counts.  He was a veteran of the US Air Force, a Shriner and a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Bill Counts; a step-son, Shane Phillips; a step-daughter, Sundra Fowler and husband, Chad; two grandchildren, Jason Warden and wife, Michelle and Eric Warden and wife, Stephanie; eight step-grandchildren, JJ Smith, Michael Phillips, Chasity Phillips, Amber Phillips, Eli Fowler, Kale Fowler, Austin Phillips and Ryan Phillips and three great-grandchildren, Jackson Blackburn, Rowan Warden and Asher Warden.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Hope Hayden; a step-son, Stacy Phillips; a brother, Sonny Counts and three sisters, Ida Mae Davis, Miriam Cox and Bobby Garrison.

Funeral Services will be 3:00pm Friday at Cannon-Byrd Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  Burial will follow in Cannon-Byrd Memorial Park.

Condolences to the family of Theo William “Willie” Counts

  • Janie we are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Willie was sure loved. He was a good friend to so many and his lake friends will truly miss him. RIP Mr. Willie we will see you again.

  • Rickey Garrison
    3 years ago

    RIP. Uncle willie. Give my mother and dad and all the family a hug for me there in heaven. We will all meet again soon. God bless you.

  • Mike Jones, Key West, Fla.
    3 years ago

    So sorry to hear of Willie’s passing. He was known to be the peacemaker among us kids growing up on Oregon Street in Greenville.

    May he rest in peace.

  • Regina Yeargin
    3 years ago

    Janie and Family,
    I am so sad to hear that Willie has passed away. He was so loved by so many, and rightly so. His love of all the ones he cared for was undeniable. I know that he and Allen are trading stories right now and are somewhere on the outskirts of heaven trying to catch a fish. Our “lake family” is a very special one. We may not see or hear from each other every day or even every week, but we all know that each of us are in the thoughts and hearts and prayers of each other always. Love you all and sending many hugs and prayers during this difficult time. I am here if you need me.❤️🙏❤️

  • Charlene Ziegler
    3 years ago

    Willie will be miss so much by all who knew him. George and I will always be here for you Janie. Loving you your sister and brother-in-law Charlene & George Ziegler.

  • Elaine Kibbe
    3 years ago

    All of us here at Del-Tec will miss Willie so much. Willie has been with Del-Tec for many many years. He was a very dedicated employee and friend to us all. He was always so helpful to anyone that had a need. God bless his family. Keeping you all in our prayers.

  • Mary Koehn
    3 years ago

    So sorry to hear about Willie’s passing. Willie and I worked together for many years at Del-Tec and I enjoyed going back to visit him there even after my retirement. My sincere condolences to all his family. Rest in peace Willie.

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