Mr. John Dale Willis, 60, husband of Sharon Phillips Willis, passed away Friday, September 17, 2021.
Born in Pickens County, the son of the late John Paul Willis and the late Sarah Margaret Evatt Willis, Mr. Willis was a 1979 graduate of Easley High School and held two Associate degrees. Captain Willis served as a Firefighter for thirty-four years and retired from the Easley Fire Department with twenty-two years of service. He was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church.
John was well loved by all due to his smile, stories, humor and willingness to help everyone. He loved the outdoors and hunting, but his greatest love was for his family and friends. John will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of thirty-five years, are his son, Jonathan Willis (Marina Powell) of Beaufort; his daughter, Emily Willis of Easley; his three sisters, Ann Bolding (Ray), Doris Herron, and Mary Medlin (Micky), all of Easley; Heather Hennesse (Jeff) of Easley; and his mother-in-law, Mary Phillips of Easley.
Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Wednesday, September 22, 2021 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. The staff members of the Easley Fire Department and their spouses will serve as Escorts of Honor. Scroll to the video player below to view the service.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM until 2:45 PM Wednesday at the funeral home, prior to the service.
The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to the Pickens County Meals on Wheels, 349 Edgemont Avenue, Liberty, SC 29657; or to the Fairview United Methodist Scholarship Fund, 200 East Church Road, Easley, SC 29642.
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