Thomas Willis

Thomas R. Willis

CIRCLEVILLE: Thomas R. Willis, 66, of Circleville, died 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at his residence following a short illness.

He was born July 2, 1947, in Ross County, to the late Arthur C. and Velma O. Reis Willis. On July 23, 1996, he married the former Vicki L. Lott who survives.

Surviving are children, Keith Willis, Mike Willis, both of Columbus, Steve (Christi) Willis, of Frankfort, Christina Pabst, and Joshua (Jennifer) Cutright, both of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Adlyn Renee Pabst, Mackenzie Lee Pabst, Thomas Dane Cutright and Katelyn Reis Willis; and brothers, Ronnie Willis, of Burlingame, CA and Arthur (Sara) Willis, of Los Gatos, CA. He was predeceased by a sister, Peggy J. Willis.

Thomas served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from Glatfelter and was a member of U.P.I.U. Local 988.

Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014 in the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Adena Hospice Chaplain Bruce Hines officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may call at Ware's from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.

You may sign his online register at

Funeral Home

Ware Funeral Home - Chillicothe
121 West Second Street Chillicothe, OH 45601
(740) 773-2134

Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on May 9, 2014