Jesse Allan Willis, 63, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in a local hospital.
He was born on July 31, 1950. He was of the Christian faith.
He is preceded in death by his father, Tom Jones; one son, Bobby Willis; one granddaughter, Lauren Willis; one sister, Jenny Lou Willis; and three brothers: Eugene Willis, Johnny Jones and Richard Adams.
He leaves behind his wife, Debbie Willis; mother, Marie Hartness; daughters: Anjeanette Willis, Michelle Willis, Nova Nahill, Jenny McDade and Heather Elliott; sons: Darryl Willis (Lori), Shayne Willis (April), Chris G. Pugh, Chris A. Pugh and Jon Elliott; brothers: David Adam, Danny Willis and Jackie Brewer; grandchildren: Tiffany Howell, Jasmine Blair, Mariah Willis, Madison Willis, Tristen Walker, Gabrielle Lyle, Charles Willis, Trinity Peterson, Lexis Peterson and Ethan Brewer; six great-grandchildren; and numerous other extended family members.
A celebration of his life is planned for 4 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014, in the chapel of Companion Funeral Home, located at 2419 Georgetown Road, with the Rev. Steve Hall and Chaplin Carl Caffery officiating.
Interment will follow in the Union Grove Church of Christ Cemetery with Terry Dunn, Marty Blankenship, Mike Blankenship, Jackie Brewer, Jim Kennedy and Chris Pugh serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Trinity Willis, Tony Massengill, Donnie Harris and Casey Jones.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 1 to the 4 p.m. service time.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Jesse and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.