Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Willses in:
 • Memorial Park Cemetery
 • Tulsa
 • Tulsa County
 • Oklahoma
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Johnnie Lee Wills
Birth: Sep. 2, 1912
Hall County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 25, 1984
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA

Radio Personality. A brother of Bob Wills and was one of the original "Texas Playboys" on tenor banjo. When Bob left for Calfornia in 1942, he took over the radio program, and renamed his group "Johnnie Wills and All the Boys". His show ran nonstop from 1942 to 1958, becoming the longest running show on radio. 
Family links: 
  John Tompkins Wills (1880 - 1952)
  Emma Foley Wills (1886 - 1972)
  Ethel Irene Sapp Wills (1915 - 2001)*
  Bob Wills (1905 - 1975)*
  Ruby Wills Sullivan (1908 - 1984)*
  Eloise Wills House (1910 - 1979)*
  Johnnie Lee Wills (1912 - 1984)
  Olga L. Wills Kerr (1916 - 2001)*
  Helen F Wills McKee (1917 - 1969)*
  Luther J. Wills (1920 - 2000)*
  Lorene M Wills (1923 - 2011)*
  Billy Jack Wills (1926 - 1991)*
*Calculated relationship
Memorial Park Cemetery
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Leonard L. Brown
Record added: Sep 16, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6782182
Johnnie Lee Wills
Added by: Jay Riley
Johnnie Lee Wills
Added by: Leonard L. Brown
Johnnie Lee Wills
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Greg Moore
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Bryan Ainsworth Mooney
 Added: Oct. 1, 2016

- Kymberlys Daddy
 Added: Aug. 15, 2016

- Lazer
 Added: Apr. 10, 2016
There are 62 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.3 after 55 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service