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William "Bill" Alfred Willis

William
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April 29, 1927 -- Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Visitation Information: Visitation is 1-3:00 p.m., Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Patton Funeral Home in Huntsville.
Service Information: Services with military honors is Friday, May 3, 2019 at 3:00 p.m., at the Patton Funeral Home in Huntsville. Cremation to follow with inurnment at a later date at Huntsville City Cemetery.
Contributions: Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Alzheimer's & Dementia Association.

Biography:

William "Bill" Alfred Willis, 92, of Huntsville, MO, died Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Moberly Nursing & Rehab.  Bill was born April 29, 1927 in Brunswick, MO the son of Roy Franklin and Clara Mairiam (Basham) Willis.  He married Mary Frances Clark on May 10, 1948 in Brunswick, MO, and she preceded him in death on April 25, 2018.

 

Bill served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict.  He was a conductor for the Walbash Railroad, and Norfolk-Southern Railroad.  Bill attended the Huntsville First Baptist Christian Church and the Family Life Fellowship in Moberly, MO.  He loved gardening, reading books, puzzles, tinkering with all kind of things, fishing and being outdoors, and mowing his yard.

 

Bill is survived by his a son Terry (Debbie) Willis of Huntsville, MO, three daughters Cathy Ann (Alan) Herzog of Keokuk, IA, Elaine (Bill) Bowen of Huntsville, MO, Billie M Flynn of Huntsville, MO, brother Frank Willis of Little Rock, WA, sister Mary Perine of Shelton, WA, 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild, several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers Charles "Bud" Willis, Edward Willis, Earl Willis, Melvin Willis, Earnest Willis, Johnny Willis, sisters Elsie Cool, Tillie Jane Crader, son-in-law Delbert Sparks, 2 step grandchildren.

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