In Memory

George Willis - Class Of 1971

George Willis

George Francis Willis, 56, of Camden, died at 8:50 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at his residence.

Born April 1, 1953, in Oakland City, he was the son of the late Arleigh Willis and Patty George Willis.  A 1971 graduate of Delphi Community High School, he served in the Army during the Vietnam War, 1972-1974.  He married Donnabelle Hammond on Aug. 16, 1986, in Flora.

Mr. Willis worked for Co-Alliance and previously was a semi truck driver for 20 years at Ed Angle Trucking.  He was a PRO ET class race car driver at Bunker Hill Dragstrip in his 1968 Camaro called Grandpa's Toy. He was the 2009 runner up in the wheelstand contest.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, John Johnson (wife: Angie) of Camden and Kenneth Johnson who lived at home; two daughters, Karen Sparks (husband: Jerry) of Camden and Kristy Jones (husband: Steve) of Kokomo; three sisters, Barbara Johns of Yeoman and Bonnie Curtis and Gayle Kamp, both of Lafayette; and two brothers, Thomas Willis and Terry Willis, both of Lafayette.

Also surviving are 4 granddaughters, Karlee Sparks, Erika Johnson, Jessie Jones and Jennah Jones; and a grandson, Brent Johnson.  He was preceded in death by a brother.

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02/10/10 01:43 PM #1    

Gayle Willis (Kamp) (1973)

George was our beloved brother and will be sadly missed.
We love you George,
Gayle, Barb, Bonnie, Thom and Terry

02/12/10 06:48 AM #2    

Reta Lewis (Pattengale) (1971)

My heart goes out to his family & my prayers are with all of you. God Bless each & everyone. Reta Lewis Pattengale

03/01/10 09:21 AM #3    

Donna Miller (Curts) (1971)

To Donna and family, I am sorry for your loss. George will be missed.

03/30/10 09:26 AM #4    

Gayle Willis (Kamp) (1973)

April 1st would have been your 57th birthday. I love and miss you. Happy Birthday big brother.
Love ya,

12/14/10 12:15 PM #5    

Gayle Willis (Kamp) (1973)

It's Christmas time and I know how much George loved Christmas. Missing him so much and wishing we had just one more Christmas together. I love and miss you big brother.

02/08/11 11:12 AM #6    

Gayle Willis (Kamp) (1973)

George has been gone one year today February 8th. I love and miss him terribly. R.I.P. big brother you are always as close as my heart.

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