|Date Of Birth:||January 15, 1937|
|Date Of Death:||February 10, 2012|
|Service Date:||Visitation: Thursday 4 to 9 pm at Flanner Buchanan - Decatur Funeral home.
Visitation: 11 am till service time on Friday at Meredith - Clark Funeral Home in Morgantown
Funeral: 1 pm Friday at Meredith - Clark Funeral Home
Burial: East Hill Cemetery
Ed Willis, age 75 passed away unexpectedly Friday,
February 10, 2012 in Mission, TX, where he and his wife were
wintering. Ed was a resident of Morgantown.
He was born January 15, 1937 in Fairmont, WV to
the late John D. and Ruth V. (Marsh) Willis. Ed served his
country as a Specialist 4 with the United State Army from 1960 to
1962. He married his loving wife of 55 years, Betty Lair on June
16, 1956 in Indianapolis. She survives.
Ed was the devoted father to: Glenda M. (husband,
Mike) Lee of Trafalgar and Eddie (wife, Tiffany) Willis of
Morgantown. He will be remembered by his grandchildren: Lauren,
Josh, & Aaron Lee, Jake, Sam & Joey Willis; and his two
sisters: Jo Evener of Jacksonville, OH and Vickie Newman of
He was preceded in death by four sisters: Betty
Russell, Lois Evans, Fran Lee & Barb Holdcroft; four brothers:
Johnny, Gene, Terry & Dave Willis.
Ed retired in 2000 as a Union Painting Contractor
with the Painter's Local #47 in Indianapolis, after 46 years of
service. He was a member of the First Christian Church of
Morgantown, the Local Painter's #47 and a past member of the
Martinsville American Legion. Ed enjoyed gardening, canning and
cooking for his family, which he was known for his homemade
spaghetti sauce. Ed loved his family and enjoyed watching his
grandchildren play sports. He was a fan of the Indianapolis Colts
and enjoyed making wine.
The Rev. Burt Brock will conduct a funeral service
at 1:00 pm, Friday at Meredith - Clark Funeral Home,179 E. Mulberry
Street in Morgantown. Visitation for friends & family
will be from 11 am until service time at the funeral home.
Additional visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm on Thursday at Flanner
& Buchanan - Decatur Funeral Home, 5463 Kentucky Ave. in
Indianapolis. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown
with military rites presented by the Martinsville American Legion
& Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guards.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Ed
to the American Heart Association 3816 Paysphere Circle Chicago, IL
Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to
the Willis family at www.meredith-clark.com.