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Clarence Willis, Jr.

February 15, 1932 — November 10, 2016

Clarence E. "Buster" Willis, Jr., 84, of Unionvale, died Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Valley Hospice Care Center, North in Steubenville, Ohio. He was born February 15, 1932 in Benwood, WV a son of the late Clarence E. Willis, Sr. and Virginia McNinch Willis "Ninny" Thompson. Buster was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean Conflict where he received the Purple Heart; a member of the Hopedale American Legion Post #7477, VFW and the UMWA. He loved hunting, working with leather, farming, westerns and being with his family. He was a retired miner having worked at Rose Valley and Oak Park mines. He was preceded in death in addition to his parents; by a son, Clyde Willis; his stepfather, Stanley Thompson and 3 sisters: Rosalie Handley, Mary Ann Horton and Amy Tout. Buster is survived by his wife, Connie Nichols Willis; 4 sons: Clarence "Buster" (Peggy) Willis, III of Lovington, NM, Craig (Connie) Willis of Wooster, Michael (Michele) Willis of Mentor and Jerry (Vickie) Sefsick of Cadiz; a daughter, Kim (Steve) Nameth of Mentor; daughter-in-law, Mary Willis of Cadiz; 18 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren with 2 on the way; and 2 sisters: Eileen Bradley of St. Clairsville and Dixie Monroe of Yorkville, Ohio. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 1-5 at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz where funeral service will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mark Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Hopedale, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, Ohio 43943. The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com.

Service

Sunday, November 13, 2016 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Clark-Kirkland-Barr Funeral Home, Inc.
172 South Main Street Cadiz 4390, United States

Service

Monday, November 14, 2016 11:00 AM
Clark-Kirkland-Barr Funeral Home, Inc.
172 South Main Street Cadiz 4390, United States
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