David E. Willis: Jan. 24, 2017

Published 9:13 am Thursday, January 26, 2017

AMERICUS — David Earl Willis, age 92, of Americus, died at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. A native of Akron, Ohio, he was born Oct.  11, 1924, the son of the late Porter and Nellie Willis. Mr. Willis was a member of Lee Street United Methodist Church and also a member of Kiwanis. He spent most of his adult life in Lakeland, Fla., where he was a member of the Presbyterian Chapel in the Grove. Mr. Willis was active in the Republican Party and was a veteran of World War II.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at Andersonville National Cemetery with Dr. Bryan Myers and Pastor Arthur Lin officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, 225 Second St., E, Tifton GA  31794 or to the Mattie Marshall Center at Magnolia Manor, 2001 S. Lee St., Americus GA 31709.


Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Bob High of Americus; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Nancy Willis of Lakeland, Fla.; five grandchildren, DeLaney Willis, Brooklyn Willis, Jacob and Angela High, Erin and Arthur Lin, and Jessica and Stephen Morgan; and six great-grandchildren.


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Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.