Roy’ Red” Willis
Roy’ Red” Willis
August 14, 1937 - September 20, 2014
PINE PRAIRIE - Funeral services were held for Roy’ Red” Willis, 77, of Pine Prairie, at Friendship Baptist Church in Pine Prairie at 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 23. Military rites were performed by the United States Air Force Honor Guard. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mr. Willis died Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Oakdale Community Hospital. He retired from the United States Air Force after serving 20 years as a tech sergeant. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend.
Survivors include his loving wife of 41 years, Janice Nugent Willis of Pine Prairie; two sons, Christopher Shane Willis (Mary) and Braxton Jay Willis (Mareijuana), both of Pine Prairie; two daughters, Sandra Joan Willis of Kinsey, Alabama, and Misty Lynn Willis Flowers (Ryan) of Ward, Arkansas; three sisters, Linda Faye Hayden of Houma, LaVerne McDaniel Hudson of Rayville and Gerri Turnbull of Lafayette; seven grandchildren, Katrina, Jeremy, Maggie, Taylor, Tanner, Abbi and Brooklyn; one great-grandchild; and a host of family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha McDaniel; four brothers, R.W. McDaniel, Aubrey McDaniel, Cecil McDaniel and Jesse McDaniel; two sisters, Ruby Lee Wood and Nelva Crewell; and one son, Ronald Rex Willis.
Pall bearers honored to serve were members of the United States Air Force Honor Guard. Honorary pall bearers were Ricky Fontenot, Larry Kordish, Alvin Wilson, Elroy George and Sean Johnson.
Revs. Todd Richardson and Ed Blankenship officiated.
White Oaks Funeral Home of Oakdale was in charge of arrangements.