Dr. Micheal Henry Willmot
March 10, 1938 – January 28, 2018
SPARTANBURG- Dr. Micheal Henry Willmot died peacefully, surrounded by his family, the morning of Sunday, January 28, 2018.
He was born March 10, 1938, in Bristol, England. He moved to the United States as a child and grew up in Starkville, Mississippi, where he attended high school and Mississippi State University.
Micheal is predeceased by his mother Doris Watson, and his father Henry Swepson Willmot and his stepfather Dalton Watson, as well as his mother-in-law Claryce Norman and father-in-law Ralph Norman.
He is survived by his wife, Carole Norman Willmot of Spartanburg; daughter, Libby and her husband, Brannon Hagins of Spartanburg; son, Kevin Willmot of Greenville; brother, Wayne Watson of Amory, Mississippi; grandchildren, Dylan and Addison Hagins and Thomas Willmot. He also has several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews and other family members in the United States and England.
Micheal was a caring family doctor and surgeon that truly cared for his patients. He retired at the age of 75. He proudly served in the United States Navy. Michael met his wife Carole in Atlanta, Georgia and they were married on May 26, 1973. After a career as a math teacher, he went back to school to become a physician in his thirties. He practiced medicine in North and South Carolina for over 30 years. He started the Free Medical Clinic in Woodruff and was affiliated with the James Willmot Clinic in Woodruff until retirement. He was a faithful member of Emma Gray Memorial United Methodist Church in Woodruff until his passing.
Mike enjoyed fishing and spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed studying the Bible and was passionate about his faith, service to the Lord and helping others. He spread love to his friends, family and his patients, who in return loved him as well. The last few years of his life were challenging, but he battled and beat cancer with a great attitude. He will be missed by many, but he is in Heaven now where he longed to be.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Emma Gray Memorial United Methodist Church by Rev. Andy Watson and Rev. Matthew Rucker. Interment will follow in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Lanford-Gwinn Mortuary in Woodruff.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Emma Gray Memorial United Methodist Church, 321 West Georgia Street, Woodruff, S.C. 29388