Julius F. "Jack" Willis, age 70, of Fayetteville, passed away on March 6, 2018, at his residence.
Mr. Willis, born in Fayetteville, N.C., was preceded in death by his father Vance G. Willis.
Survivors include his mother Pearl B. Willis; his brother Calvin N Willis (Susan); and nieces Amanda Ransom (Todd) and Amy Amara (Wael).
Mr. Willis faithfully served in the United States Army, including a tour in Vietnam. A graduate of Methodist College, he moved into a successful career in pharmaceutical sales until his retirement in 2002.
The family extends special thanks to the staff at Home Instead and to long-time friend Wally Hinkamp for their help and support.
An informal gathering of family and friends will be held at the Elks Lodge on Gables Drive in Fayetteville between the hours of 4:00 and 6:00 pm on Saturday, March 10.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Carolina Library for the Blind or to your favorite charity in memory of Mr. Willis.
Saturday March 10th, 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm
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Special Instructions: An informal gathering of family and friends will be held at the Elks Lodge on Gables Drive in Fayetteville between the hours of 4:00 and 6:00 pm on Saturday, March 10.Text me the address
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I want to take a moment to tell the family that I am truly sorry for your loss. We can find in comfort in knowing that we look forward to a time stated in God’s word the Bible at Revelation 21:4 - “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
Submitted by Sheila on Mar 20 2018 11:53:59 AM
Jesus at John 6:40 beautifully described the will of his Father which states: "For this is the will of my Father that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day." May the resurrection hope provide comfort to the family as it has me when I think of those that I have lost to death. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Submitted by A Neighbor on Mar 13 2018 11:48:58 AM
Richard Turner lit a candle for Julius F. "Jack" Willis
Richard Turner lit a candle on Mar 11 2018 06:35:30 PM
Jack was a classmate at FHS, "Classof 65". He will be remembered for his friendliness, smile and laughter. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family during this time. Please be assured he will be missed and Thank Heaven, he sees clearly now. Love to you all.
Mary Ann G. Tart-Lauver
Submitted by Mary Tart-Lauver on Mar 11 2018 02:24:51 PM
Hello Willis Family, I'm a neighbor living in the area.
Having heard of your most recent loss, I want to leave you a brief post. I too, well know the grief of losing love ones, and that at times like these, it is encouraging just to know that others are thinking about us. Something that has really helped me to cope with such losses,is the wonderful promise of Christ Jesus, recorded for our comfort at John 5 :28,29. I hope, that when you are feeling up to it, that you are going to look up these powerful Scriptures, in your copy of The Bible. Also, I hope that this brief note, finds The Family feeling as good as can be expected Today.
With Greatest Sympathy, Your Neighbor : P.D.Walker.
Submitted by P.D.Walker on Mar 10 2018 09:21:51 AM
We lived around the corner from Julius, on Pugh Street growing up. He and my older brother were very good friends. He was like family to us. I remember writing him letters everyday he was in Vietnam. I kept him up on all the happenings at Fayetteville High School, aka Terry Sanford High. Just silly stuff but hoped it would brighten his world far away from home. Julius had a marvelous sense of humor! I can see that red hair, freckles and the biggest smile on his face. He was so much fun to be around. He has and always will have a special place in my heart. My prayers and thoughts are with his Mom, brother and family.
Richard and Ruth Turner family
Submitted by Donna on Mar 9 2018 04:11:20 PM
Donna Turner lit a candle for Julius F. "Jack" Willis
Donna Turner lit a candle on Mar 9 2018 04:01:15 PM
I lived near Julius-played in the band with him. I have fond memories of being with him and am sorry to hear about his death- Mike Smith, class of '65.
Submitted by michael p smith on Mar 9 2018 08:58:23 AM
Bill Shoffner lit a candle for Julius F. "Jack" Willis
Bill Shoffner lit a candle on Mar 7 2018 08:12:57 PM
I learned so much from Jack and he brought joy with him wherever he went. I roomed with him at Mead Johnson meetings and tagged along behind him hoping not to miss his next funny joke. He taught me to make a new friend every time I entered an elevator. I learned never to take myself seriously and to never forget the little people who make our lives easier: maids and waiters, the guy who waxed/buffed the floor at the Phoenician Resort, the folks who staged those lavish presentations at national sales meetings, the janitors, the office assistants, and the worker at the hospital who unloaded the cartons of Enfamil. All these people had a smile on their faces when Jack walked away. He brought laughter, appreciation and a smile to all who met him and what more can be said of a good man.
Goodbye, Willis. You are missed by us all.
Submitted by Bill Shoffner on Mar 7 2018 08:09:38 PM
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