Willie L. Honable Jr

Jul 22, 1978 - Mar 6, 2016

Obituary

Willie L. Honable, Jr. (known to his friends and associates as Will or Kaos) was born on July 22, 1978 in Stockton, CA and passed away on March 6, 2016 in Katy, TX. He is preceded in death by his son, Darian Honable. He is survived by his loving mother, Ann Melton and devoted stepfather Greg Dutka; his cherished son Darius Phoenix Griffin-Honable; his adoring sisters Ajoke Kokodoko, Carmel Robinson (Ricky), Tabia Lee (Robert), and Nina Isis; special nephews Foli and Wolfgang, and precious niece Lucia.

Will graduated from Tokay High School and completed an apprenticeship in furniture upholstery. He pursued his passion for music and worked as a CEO for Bare Face Records. He was an aspiring hip hop artist with a golden tongue. He thought fast and on his feet, loved to make people laugh, and he engaged people from coast to coast as he chased his dream. He fearlessly reached across color lines, artistic lines, clique lines, and all artificial boundaries to engage with people from all walks of life. In January 2016, with the support of his family, he moved to Katy, Texas to open a second recording studio.

He rapped and wrote about what he saw firsthand. He was a gracious host that welcomed people into his circle, and would not hesitate to help a friend in need. He was an avid gamer that surrounded himself with beautiful things—but he did not define himself by those things. He really was one in a million.

Will reminded us to enjoy every moment and the richness that life has to offer. He loved to fish and go out on the water in his boat. He was a master chef that could barbecue almost anything to perfection. He cooked fried chicken so moist and juicy—covered in a batter so crispy and flaky—that it brought tears to Colonel Sander’s eyes.

He was widely known for his lucky hand in games of chance and gambling. He loved to travel and meet new people. He was also a health enthusiast that worked out on a daily basis.

He was a man of second chances for himself and for others, a gentleman’s gentleman. He thought big, when others thought small. His memory will live on in the host of special aunts and uncles, relatives, legion of friends and associates whose lives he touched in many ways.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA
US 95624

Guestbook

  • t. lee says:

    Fly on brother, fly on… rise on brother, rise on… for justice comes with the morning sun.

  • Big Sis Carmel says:

    I will always miss you my loving brother! You were the life of the party and a blessing to all of us! I will miss your laughs and your warm hugs. I still cannot believe you are no longer in the land of the living. But I know you are watching down and smiling for us. “the day you left, was a day no one expected. that day was very hectic. no one could understand why. no chance to even say goodbye. but deep inside I know that you are okay. I still remember your goofy laugh till this day. no matter what people have to say about you. I knew all the good things you used to do. Letting you know that we miss you, and love you. and things will NEVER be the same without you!”.

  • Ajoke' says:

    My darling brother, I still keep thinking that I’m going to see you or hear your voice. I’m overwhelmed by grief at the strangest times. It’s true what they say; you never get over the grief but you learn how to work through it. I’m comforted by the many sweet memories of you. I think of how you always made gatherings happy and extra special; I think about your giving and caring nature; I think about how much you valued family and friends; I think about the times you spent with your nephew–going to his school graduations, taking him fishing, encouraging him to study and work hard, teaching him about style and other things about being a young man that I didn’t know as a woman; I hear your laughter…I can’t believe you’re gone. As much as I want you with all of us, I know a Higher Power has another plan greater and beyond our control. May you rest in peace and love. I love you forever. See you in the next phase if I can…luv your big sis

  • Mike rualizo says:

    my prayers go out to willie and his family may he be at peace in heaven with God and all his angles.

  • Candie says:

    Please I just found out can you have ana melton call me please or is older or your sister this is Candie please my soul hit my stomach I can’t believe I lost my other half who know me like the back of my hand9712767364

  • .. Aka ... Rosie says:

    WORDS CAN’T EXPRESS THE WAY I FEEL INSIDE DAILY … I CAN’T BELIEVE YOUR GONE I PRAY EVERY TIME MY PHONE RINGS OR I PULL UP NEXT TO THAT TRUCK THAT YOU’LL BE ON THAT OTHER END .. FOR MYSELF AND FOR OUR HANDSOME BABY BOY…IT KILLS ME TO IMAGINE WHAT HE IS GOING THROUGH IN HIS MIND!! I CHEESE SANDWICH YOU MORER BABE….NOBODY WILL EVER KNOW OR SHARE THE LOVE AND BOND WE HAD!! IF ONLY I COULD OF PROTECTED YOU LIKE I PROMISED I’D ALWAYS DO. WE MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY CRAZY…AND LOVE YOU MORER!! WE CHEESE SANDWICH YOU!! LOVE ALWAYS – “MS. KAOS”

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