Reverend Willard Harlowe "W.H." Willis, 95, of Ivey Road passed away Friday, June 6, 2014 at the home. He served in the US Army during WWII
. He was originally from Kinston for many years, and retired as a minister. He was the oldest Original FWB minister in North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Lovie Jane White Willis, his sisters, Frances Phillips and Mary Hathcock and a brother, Raymond Willis.
Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, 2014 from Westside FWB Church in Kinston with Reverend David Langley and Pastor Daylon Mooneyham officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery with Military Honors and Masonic Rites.
Survivors include his daughter, Lovie Evangline Jones and husband, Smith of Henderson; son, W. Bernard Willis, Sr. and wife, Peggie of Greenville: nine grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to FWB Children's Home, 7907 Buck Deans Road, Middlesex, NC 27557.
Garner Funeral Home is assisting the family and online condolences may be made to www.garner-funeralhome.com