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Harold Eugene Willis, 81, passed away May 15, 2017 at his home. He was born September 18, 1935, in rural Jasper County, to William Iley Willis and Nancy "Patrick" Willis. He was a lifetime Jasper County resident, and a truck driver.
Harold was united in marriage to Janie Malone October 12, 1961 in Mound Valley Church, in Miami, Okla.; she survives.
Harold is survived by four daughters, Jamie Faucett and husband, Colin, of Carthage, Mo., Linda Knight and husband, Mark, of Joplin, Mo., Patty Lee and husband, Dick, of Avilla, Mo., and Debbie Shrum and husband, Lonnie, of Oregon. One brother, Dale Willis and and wife, Patty, of Wichita, Kan.; one brother-in-law, Bud Bray, of Carthage, one sister-in-law, Joanne Willis, of Carthage; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ralph Wayne Willis; seven sisters, Opal Bray, Florence Brewer, Jaunita Bray, June Snyder, Dorothy Parsons, Georgia Trent, and Betty Branson.
The family would like to give a sincere thank you to Mercy Hospice for their care.
Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Ulmer Funeral Home, prior to the graveside service.
Online condolences may be made at ulmerfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.
Published on May 17, 2017
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