Jeffrey L. "Wilbur" Willis

Born: Wed., Jun. 5, 1957
Died: Mon., Jun. 1, 2020

A Celebration of Life

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Jun. 08, 2020
Location: Orland American Legion Post 423

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Jeffrey L. “Wilbur” Willis, 62, of Angola, Indiana, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020 at Northern Lakes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Angola, Indiana.

He was born on June 5, 1957 in Angola, Indiana to Guy B. and Alice “Joan” (Melchi) Willis.

Jeff had formerly worked at Moore’s Business Forms in Angola.   He was a member of the Orland American Legion Post # 423 where he was a cook.  He also had worked at Skip’s Lounge in Angola.

He enjoyed playing pool, spending time with his friends and family.

Surviving are his father, Guy B. Willis of Pensacola, Florida and formerly of Angola; daughter, Bree Jones of Waterloo, Indiana and two brothers, Mark (Ann) Willis of Pensacola, Florida and Charlie Paradine of Coldwater, Michigan.  Also surviving are his three grandchildren, Riley Jones, Tate Geraghty and Lailaa Geraghty.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice “Joan” Willis on December 16, 2018.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1-4 PM on Monday, June 8, 2020 at the Orland American Legion Post 423, Orland, Indiana.

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Diana Graham (Heckathorn)
   Posted Wed June 03, 2020
Just remembering all the fun we had working at Skips. It is very sad that he is no longer in this world. He always made smile or laugh. He was a good protector when I was working too. My thoughts are with you the Family and to his other Friends who will miss Him greatly.

pati Pierce Miller
   Posted Wed June 03, 2020
I worked with Wilbur at Skips, He was such a great guy. I am sorry for your loss

Cheryl Beck Eyster
   Posted Wed June 03, 2020
I was very sorry to here about Jeff. We grew up together, his family lived across the street from us. My brother Mark and Jeff's brother are the same age. Jeff will be missed. Prayers for comfort and peace to you and your family.

JoAnn Barnes
   Posted Wed June 03, 2020
Sorry for your loss..

Steve Cummings
   Posted Thu June 04, 2020
You have my deepest Sympathy. He will be missed

Gary Neuman
   Posted Thu June 04, 2020
What a loss of a fantastic guy and close friend. We started 1st grade together and were great life long friends. To know him was to love him, always smiling and laughing. Many great times and memories. My deepest sympathy to the whole wonderful family, my heart aches for you.
God Bless you Wilbur....

Sonia Ward
   Posted Thu June 04, 2020
Wilbur was a great friend and I will miss him so much. My deepest sympathies to his family and many friends. Although my heart is broken from his leaving, I'm grateful he is in no longer in pain. We mourn the loss of one so dear to us, but celebrate the love he shared with us all. I'm forever honored to have been a part of his life and a part of the last page in his book.

Donna L Getz (Rowe)
   Posted Fri June 05, 2020
So sorry for your loss.

Ron Wenzel
   Posted Mon June 08, 2020
My deepest condolences to Guy, Mark and Willis Family. Will forever have fond memories while growing up with Jeff thru the 60's & 70's. Always a smile and a laugh from Jeff. R.I.P. my friend. - R. Wenzel

Kristen Dunn
   Posted Tue June 09, 2020
Dear Mark and Ann,
We were so sorry to hear of Wilbur's passing. He was a good friend. We had a lot of fun times with him at Skips.
Thinking of you,
Max and Kristy