Louis Henry Willey


Louis Henry Willey, 71, died on Aug. 17, 2019, at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital. He was born on July 19, 1948, in Cape May, N.J., the son of Louis P. Willey and Verna (Price) Willey.

Louis graduated from Ellsworth High School, Class of 1966. He established his own business, Willey Garages, and built over 2,500 structures for more than three decades. He began studying martial arts in the late 1970s at Tracy’s Karate and began his own branch in Bangor in 1984. He attained his ninth degree black belt in October 2006.

Louis is survived by his only daughter, Tammy Mote and her husband, Kelvin, of Ellsworth; grandchildren, Evan Van Dorn, Elizabeth, Gavin, Eric and Grayson Mote of Ellsworth. He was predeceased by his wife, Nancy L. Willey.

A service of remembrance will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth.

Gifts in Louis’s memory can be made to the Louis H. Willey Scholarship Fund for Ellsworth High School students pursuing a career in carpentry or a Tracy’s Karate student furthering their college education. Gifts can be mailed to the First National Bank, 194 Beechland Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605.

Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.