"Howard Willis was the first real boss I had after my father, and he was a very good boss, and one of the nicest men I ever worked for. He taught me it was okay to fail as long as you didn't stop trying. If I listened to him I would probably have gone even further and higher, but he did manage to make we want to know more about the advertising and sales business. You can't be in advertising without being a little creative, and he always appreciated creativity in all things. Rest in peace and I pray that the love you gave your family continues on. Jesse Casarez"
"The scary screech of locked-up motorcycle tires comes to mind first whenever I think of Howard Lee Willis.
That's Wildcat, I thought. He's going to slam into me and we're both going to fly off the side of this mountain.
No harm, no foul. Just another good Wildcat memory.
We worked together for many years at the Austin American-Statesman. Howard always had a good sense of humor and a good attitude about life. He was a good friend.
Happy trails, Wildcat. Rowland Nethaway"