Feb. 28, 1957 — Feb. 28, 2014
I was born in Patterson, Calif. on Feb. 28, 1957. I left this earth to be with my oldest son
Jeremiah on Feb.28, 2014. How’s that for timing?
I grew up in Patterson, then graduated from Patterson High School where I played football and wrestled. I then went on to attend Modesto Jr. College. I then worked for and learned my work ethics from Hank Wong. That allowed me the pleasure of owning two businesses in Modesto: The Tiki Lounge and Tresetti’s World Caffe.
As for my boys, three great kids raised by two great parents. Jeremiah was taken from us way too soon, but he was always so close to my heart. Jordan and Jaxon, I couldn't have asked for three more incredible sons. We share a love for baseball, "LOVE YOU BLUE", also music and life. There are no better humans on this earth than my three sons. What else can I say except, “If the boys wanna fight, you’d better let ‘em!” That's their motto. Now, for my loving niece Christina, I’m very grateful that you were brought into my life and proud of the woman you've become. Finally to my loving wife Tammy, without a spark like you in my life, things would be pretty boring. You're the “ying” to my “yang”. You were the person that made crossing the bridge possible. No two ways about it, you're the reason I always came home. You were truly the reason that the water melted around my eyes. It was all about you Tammy! I Love You!!!
I leave this world with the love of my family and friends. It was my incredible honor to have the opportunity to be the husband of my loving wife and father of my three children.
I worked hard, played hard, and had a lot of fun. It was an honor for me to have some truly great friends. But then again if you think about it, I was a friend with some not so great people too! I thank you aIl
My oldest son Jeremiah, Father Jerry, Grandfather PJ Willingham, and Mother-in-law Barbara Davis, preceded me. I leave behind my loving family, my wife Tammy and two sons Jordan and Jaxon. Also my large extended family.
One last thing, I ask that you all please respect my family's privacy during this very difficult time. They will hold a private service and burial. A Celebration of Life will be at Tresetti’s World Caffé, Modesto, CA. on March 23 starting at 4 p.m. I thank you all for your consideration. In lieu of flowers please send donations to:
Sempervirens Fund (Save the Redwoods),419 S. San Antonio Rd., St.Zll, Los Altos,Ca. 94022
Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, Ca, 95356;or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501St. Jude Place, Memphis,TN. 38105
LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER!!!!!!