there was no obit listing for Willie in the Tampa library obit index.
Born 14 Jan 1889, Georgia
Died 28 March 1978, Polk County, Florida
you can go to
and find a good bit of info on him, spouse and children.
It has parent's names, wife's name, children are listed in the 1930 census.
You can also request a death certificate from The State of Florida. Costs about $5.00
This is the fun or genealogy. Locating the information yourself. Especially when it is there at your finger tips.