Willie was born in Turlock, California. Willie became interested in music at a young age. he learned and inherited much of his musical talent from his father, Roy Honeycutt who was a known steel guitarist and a member of "Bob Wills and The Texas Playboy's" Starting on drums at the age of three, then guitar and steel guitar. Playing music was his love and his life. He touched so many with his kind heart and his music. He will be deeply missed.