June 30, 1943 - August 27, 2016
Mr. William Homer “Bill” Willis, age 73 of Aragon passed away Saturday afternoon, August 27, 2016. Mr. Willis was born June 30, 1943 in Aragon, a son of the late William Henry Willis and the late Myrtice Jane Lee Willis. He was a graduate of the Rockmart High School Class of 1961 and was a retired self-employed painter. Mr. Willis was a longtime faithful member of the Piedmont Ave. Baptist Church where he served on the building and ground committees. He had served on every pulpit committee since 1971 and also taught Sunday School. Bill coached the church RA Basketball team and was one of the founding members of the Rockmart Church Softball League. He was affectionately referred to as “Daddy Bill”. He taught many to play the guitar and was the glue that held the family together. Mr. Willis was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Willis. Survivors include his wife, Joan Vera Harrell Willis to whom he was married February 2, 1964; daughter, Wendy Dee Willis Wallace and her husband Chris; sister, Ellen Jordan all of Aragon; two grandchildren, Autumn Wallace and Christopher Wallace; three great-grandchildren, Wyatt Wallace, Colby Wallace and Haven Wallace; sisters and brother-in-laws, Betty Willis, Nell Hicks, Janice Westbrooks, Joyce Hulsey and Terry and Diane Harrell; Also survived by David Mixon and family, Cindy Chastain and family and Jacob Hulsey and family. Special caregivers, Chris, Wendy and Autumn Wallace, Jacob, Wendi and Neyland Hulsey, Madison Hulsey, Betty Willis, Ellen Jordan and Cindy Chastain. Funeral services for Mr. Willis will be held on Tuesday, August 30th at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Phil Bray and Rev. Joey Davidson officiating. Interment services will follow in the family lot of the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers: Ricky Price, Bill Hicks, Tony Davidson, Scott Davidson, Dennis Harrell, Adrian Willis, John Paschal, Matt Paschal, David Burnley and Steve Cook. Honorary escorts will be all nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening, August 29th between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Freeman Harris Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral services for Mr. William Homer “Bill” Willis.
Mr. William Homer “Bill” Willis, age 73 of Aragon passed away Saturday afternoon, August 27, 2016. Mr. Willis was born June 30, 1943 in Aragon, a son of the late William Henry Willis and the late Myrtice Jane Lee Willis. He was... View Obituary & Service Information
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