This page is dedicated to Mr. Willie Horton


We at Simpson Granite were honored to be chosen to create a memorial to Willie Horton which now stands near the new baseball & softball diamonds at Detroit's Northwestern High School. Willie Horton truly is "The People's Champion"!

Willie Horton is one of our Hometown Heroes. "Willie The Wonder" was part of the 1968 World Series Champion Detroit Tigers, and won the American League Outstanding Designated Hitter Award. He was also a four-time All Star Player, and spent 14 seasons playing for the Detroit Tigers. He is still  involved in the Tigers organization.

The memorial's dedication was June 6th, 2005.

Mr. Horton was present, and has graciously allowed us to post these photographs.

We are grateful for the generosity of this wonderful Detroit Legend!

Please visit his website via the link at the bottom of this page.

(You can purchase his newly published book while you are there!)


The memorial.

From left:

Rick Reichenbach, Willie Horton, Dave Blake


Mr. Willie Horton with the new memorial.