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Roy Sherman Willis, 81, Burkesville, KY (1931-2013)

He was a native of Cumberland County and a resident at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Willio O. and Era Mae Riddle Willis. His wife, Ruth Pruitt Willis, survives. He leaves 11 direct living descendants. He was a longtime farmer, oil driller, and a member of Christian Chapel Church of Christ.
Roy Sherman Willis, age 81, of Burkesville, KY, passed away on Friday, October 04, 2013 at Cumberland County Hospital, Burkesville, KY, after an illness.

Funeral services will be Sunday, October 06, 2013 at 3pmCT/4pmET, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY, with Bro. Tom Watson and Millard Willis officiating. Burial in Christian Chapel Cemetery. Family requests visitation after 6pmCT, on Saturday, October 05, 2013 at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home in Burkesville.

Roy Sherman Willis, 81, Burkesville, KY (1931-2013)

Roy was born on Sunday, December 20, 1931 in Cumberland County, KY. He was the son of the late Willie O. and Era Mae Riddle Willis. He died Friday, October 4, 2013, in Burkesville, Cumberland County, KY, at the age of 81 years, 9 months, and 14 days.

He was a longtime farmer, oil driller, and a member of Christian Chapel Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby Willis, and Phillip "Big Boy" Willis, and four sisters, Betty Roach, Shirley Anderson, Lou Johnson, and Nelda Dean Riley.

Survivors include:
  • His wife: Ruth Pruitt Willis of Burkesville, KY

  • Two sons: Stevie Willis and his wife Carla of Burkesvile, KY and Anthony Jones and his wife Angela of Burkesvile, KY

  • One daighter: Arlene Young and her husband Greg of Burkesville, KY

  • Six granddaughter: Victoria Humphrey and her husband Joseph, Tyler Willis, Paige Young, Matthew Jones, Peyton Young, and Dawson Jones

  • Two great grandchildren: Damian and Kadin Humphrey

  • Two brothers: Paul Willis and his wife Bessie and Millard Willis and his wife Deanna all of Burkesville, KY

  • Six sisters: Irene Spears of Indianapolis, IN, Hazel Smith of Burkesville, KY, Margie Thompson of Glasgow, KY, Linda Riddle and her husband Clifford of Burkesville, KY, Phyllis Roach and her husband Tony of Burkesville, KY, and Judy Rush and her husband Lyle of Louisville, KY

  • And a host of other relatives and friends also survive.

    Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY in charge of arrangements.

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