2014-02-22 / Obituaries

Gerald D. Wills

Gerald D. Wills, age 75, of Glenford, passed away February 13, 2014, at his home. He was born August 30, 1938, in Newark to the late Merrill E. and Blanche L. (Westbrook) Wills.

Mr. Wills worked for 16 years at Kaiser Aluminum. He was the owner of Wills Construction for 40 years, a company now operated by his son, Greg. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed stock car racing, farming and raising cattle. He dearly enjoyed his grandchildren.

Surviving are his four children, Jeff Wills, Greg (Lisa) Wills, Gary (Susan) Wills, all of Glenford and Carla Wills of Newark; former wife and caregiver, Mary E. Wills; nine grandchildren, Tiffany, Roberta, Gregory, Paige, Allison, Andrew, Audra, Jace and Azzure; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Donald E. (Donna) Wills, Ralph S. (Patty) Wills, Arthur L. (Bobbi) Wills,, Richard D. (Donna) Wills and Ronald D. Wills; sisters, Virginia J. Snelling and Shirley A. Sprinkle; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six siblings, Carl F. Wills, Robert G. Wills, Herbert E. Wills, Warren L. Wills, Hazel M. Rogers and Mary Jean Wills.

At his request no calling hours or service were observed. The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral and Cremation Service is assisted the family. Please visit www.hendersonvanatta.com to view a memorial and to leave a message of condolence for the Wills family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058-9909.

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