He was born in Cribbs, West Virginia, on December 19, 1920, to the late Herbert West and Gracie Mae (Layton) Willis. Herbert lived at Buckeye Lake for 42 years and was a member of the Eagles Aerie 2801. He loved wood working (making clocks and toy trucks for the neighborhood children) and cars.
Herbert is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Estep); children, Roger (Peggy) Willis, Deborah (Wayman) Angle, Nancy (Eddie) Evans, Michael Willis, and Terri (Tony) Noblick; nine grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and three nieces and one nephew.
In addition to Herbert’s parents, he is preceded in death by sons, Ronald D & Gary W. Willis; brother, Earl Willis; sister, Madaline Binion; and a granddaughter.
A graveside service at Millersport Cemetery was held on Nov. 13, 2009, with Reverend Jacob Faulk. A memorial service followed at the Buckeye Lake Eagles. Memorial donations can be made to: The Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, c/o Selma Markowitz Care Center, PO Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058-0430.
Online memorials can be made to: www.boringsheridanfuneralhome. com