2018-05-30 / Obituaries

Jim Willis

Retired

James Thomas “Jim” Willis Sr., 79, of Huntsville, Ala., passed away at his home Sunday, May 27, 2018.

Mr. Willis was born Aug. 23, 1938, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Linton S. Willis Sr. and Ruby Nicholson Willis. He served his country in the Air Force. He enjoyed his career, especially his time at the Army Corp of Engineers as the Branch Chief of Professional Development Center. He served as a teacher and deacon at Hillwood Baptist Church and later as a deacon at Whitesburg Baptist Church.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane Tedder Willis.

Survivors include his son, James T. Willis Jr. and Gayle of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Janet W. Jones and Michael of Huntsville; and two granddaughters.

Visitation will be held Thursday, May 31, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Valhalla Funeral Home. Memorial services, conducted by Dr. Jimmy Jackson, will be at 11 a.m. in Valhalla’s Chapel.

Interment will be Friday, June 1, 2018, at Blakely Cemetery in Blakely.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Gideons International Bibles in his honor. www.gideon.org.

Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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