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Mike Willingham

July 28, 1945 - February 1, 2020

Mike “Papa Bear” Willingham was born July 28,1945, in Duncan, Oklahoma, to Bonnie and A.B. Willingham.  Mike grew up in the Panhandle of Texas and graduated from Stinnett High School ad attended West Texas State University.  After college, Mike went into the army and was in the First Aviation Platoon Cavalry.  U…read more

Mike “Papa Bear” Willingham was born July 28,1945, in Duncan, Oklahoma, to Bonnie and A.B. Willingham.  Mike grew up in the Panhandle of Texas and graduated from Stinnett High School ad attended West Texas State University.  After college, Mike went into the army and was in the First Aviation Platoon Cavalry.  Upon leaving the Army, Mike moved to California to begin his lifelong career in the Oil and Gas industry.  After spending a large portion of his life in the Permian Basin and the Fort Worth area, he finally settled in Cypress and most recently served on the Board of Director’s for the Bridgeland’s HOA.

Mike was a lifelong fan of all sports; NASCAR, basketball, golf, and especially football.  He was a member of the Red Lot Hot Shots tailgate team during the Texans home games and enjoyed traveling with his wife and friends.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents:  Bonnie and A.B. Willingham; brothers:  Tommy Donn, James Leon and his wife CJ Willingham.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years:  Jodi; sons:  David Willingham, Justin Reynolds and wife Lisa, Danny Willingham and wife Deanna, Taylor Eychner and wife Hannah, Brayden Eychner and wife Meghan; sister:  Mary Willingham Sommerfield and husband Bob; 11 grandchildren; as well as many other family members and friends.

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