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Dallas Willis


1946 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Dallas Willis Obituary
A "Celebration of Life" service for Mr. Dallas Glenn Willis, age 69, of Homosassa, Florida, will be held 4:00 PM, Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at the Suncoast Baptist Church, Homosassa, FL. The family will receive friends from 3:00 pm until time of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to We Care Food Pantry, 5530 S. Mason Creek Rd., Homosassa, 34448, (352) 228-4921. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com.
Dallas was born December 30, 1946 in Lakeland, FL, son of Frank and Jessie (Wilbanks) Willis. He died August 10, 2016 in Crystal River, FL. Mr. Willis was an Air Force veteran who was in the military police. He was stationed in Germany and the United States during the Vietnam conflict and had the privilege to sit, talk and dine with three different presidents.
Earlier in Dallas's life, he was a star baseball player in high school and was even a "bat boy" for the Detroit Tigers during spring training. As an adult, he subcontracted as a Telephone Cable Splicer for over 35 years, taking him all over the U.S. and its territories. Mr. Willis moved to Homosassa in 1997, and for the past 14 years, he pursued a lifelong dream career as a USCG licensed Captain and Fishing Guide. Dallas was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Fairbanks, Alaska. According to his family, Mr. Willis preferred the outdoors and loved sports, golf in particular. He was fun-loving, humorous, but also a very sweet, kind-hearted and honorable man who never met a stranger. Mr. Willis was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by loving wife : Karen Grace Willis of Homosassa, FL, son, Frank (Cari) Willis of Orlando, FL, daughter, Regina (Adam) Ross-Schmid of Ft. Meade, MD, brother, Milton "Buddy" Willis, GA, sister, Joyce (Tom) Sigman of Homosassa, FL, 4 grandchildren, Kathryn, Elizabeth, Alex, Daniel, 7 great grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Aug. 14, 2016
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