William A. Willis

William A. Willis

William Andrew Willis, 87 passed away, September 4, 2018 at his home.

He was born October 22, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY a son of the late James C. and Margaret Kerwin Willis. He was predeceased by his first wife, Rita Marie Willis in 1981, a brother, Robert Willis and two daughters.

Mr. Willis was a Marine veteran who served his country with honor. He was a retired Richmond Police Officer, former Chief of Security at Richmond International Airport, former United Nations Chief Security Advisor for Saudi Arabia and former US Marshal. He was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers Organization and was a stellar athlete. He was a devoted family man and will be missed by many.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Brookover Willis of Myrtle Beach, SC; three sons, Jim Willis and wife Pasty of Richmond, VA, Bill Willis and wife, Joyce of Richmond, VA and Mike Boston and wife, Kellie of Amelia Island, FL; a sister, June Hawkes of Sabinal, TX; six grandchildren, Katie, Kristie, April, Will, Tytus and Ella; five greatgrandchildren, Tiffany, Kassidy, Laura, Bella and Dillon and two great-great grandchildren.

A memorial celebration of life will be 6:00 PM Friday September 7, 2018 at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. The family will greet friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 4550 Montgomery Ave. Suite 1100 N Bethesda, MD 20814.

An online guestbook is available at www.msfh.net.

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Created On: 10/26/2018 09:32:40

Please accept my sincere condolence. May you find comfort through the Word of God. “He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces…” Isa 25:8. This promise will be accomplished by means of God’s Kingdom or government with His son Jesus Christ ruling as king (Dan 2:44).

Alma Sumler
Raleigh nc
Created On: 09/07/2018 17:03:49

I would like to express my condolences in the loss of your dear loved one. The bible gives us hope of seeing them again in the promised resurrection according to scriptures such as [John 5:28-29] and [Acts 24:15]. We find further hope in [Isaiah 25:8] and [Revelations 21:3-5] which says in part, that Jehovah God will wipe out every tear from our eyes and death will be no more. I hope these scriptures will be of some comfort.

With Deep Sympathy.

Katherine O'Connor
Created On: 09/06/2018 21:37:30

I will always will remember visiting Aunt Rita and Uncle Billy in Virginia - he was so gregarious and full of life! When he was in Riyadh, he and Aunt Rita would send us tape cassettes telling us of their adventures overseas.

A life well-lived... rest in peace..

~ Katherine

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Created On: 09/06/2018 17:22:37

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