Dennis Darrell Wilie


Dennis (Denny) Darrell Wilie, age 77, of Liberty Hill passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Denny was born on April 4, 1942 in Hamilton, Texas. He was the third of eight children born to Walter (Cal) and Lorene Wilie. He lived in Gatesville, Texas until he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1961. He has been a resident of Liberty Hill since 1985.

Denny spent most of his adult life in law enforcement. He was proud to be a Texas Highway Patrolman for a number of years and then a Burnet County Deputy Sheriff. He was the first elected City Marshall after Liberty Hill incorporated in 1999.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters (Robbie, Lenore, and Charlotte). He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Copeland Wilie of Liberty Hill; two daughters, Monica Ross and husband Sean of Montgomery, Pennsylvania and Tracey Wilie of Austin; three stepsons, Don McCown, Bill McCown, and Mike McCown and wife Vicky of Liberty Hill.

He was a special Pop to the following grandchildren: Hayden Ross of Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Shane McCown and Wesley McCown of Liberty Hill; Amanda McCown of Kearney, Nebraska; Ashley Hatton oflvins, Utah; Chelsea Pavliska of Liberty Hill; and Bradley Wheeler of Jarrell. He has two great-grandchildren–Avery and Jonathan.

He leaves behind four brothers: Terry and wife Brenda of Houston; Walter of Schulenberg, Eldon and wife Susan of Cedar Park, and Curtis and wife Melody of Friendswood. Denny also has numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held at noon on April 4 at Rockpointe Church on County Road 214 in Liberty Hill.

Donations in his name may be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation.