Roger Eugene Willison

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Roger Eugene Willison, 63 of Franklin Furnace, OH passed away Friday, April 25, 2014 at the Southern Ohio Medical Center in Porstmouth, OH. The Athens County, OH native was born August 20, 1950 the son of the late Ray and Lynnie Hudnall Willison. He is survived by his wife Carolyn Kay Elswick Willison.

Mr. Willison attended Jackson High School and was a former laborer for Benders Medical Supply and a pipeline in Columbus, OH. He attended Independent Baptist Church in Franklin Furnace.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by: a son: Tony Smith

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: three sons: Roger Willison Jr. of Tennessee, Robert "Robbie" Willison

of Columbus, OH, and Phillip Elswick of Mt. Vernon, OH a daughter: Crystal Smith-Coe of San Diego, CA

a sister: Nida Davis of Alvarado, TX a brother: Joe Christy of Athens, OH

9 Grandchildren

There will be a service held at a later date at the convenience of the family. There will be no public visitation. Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South Seventh Street, Ironton, OH 45638 is in charge of the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit

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Published in The Community Commons from May 6 to May 7, 2014