Sunday, October 30, 2016

Obituary - Calvin Willis

Calvin Willis 
Graveside services for Calvin Dwain Willis Sr. of Amoret, Missouri will be 1:15 p.m. Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Benjamin Cemetery in Amoret. Visitation prior to services from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Contributions to Billy Graham Ministries or Andrew Wommack Ministry.

Calvin Dwain Willis, age 85 of Amoret, Missouri died Friday, October 28, 2016 at his home in Amoret. He was born December 1, 1930 to Calvin and Ruby Campbell Willis in Kansas City, Kansas.

Calvin grew up in Armourdale, Kansas and attended Morse Grade School. On March 15, 1952 he was united in marriage to Virginia Lee Turley in Eureka Springs, Arkansas and to this union seven children were born. Calvin worked as a miller most of his life. He worked in the Kansas City area for several companies including Drexel Company, Paniplus Company and A.D.M. Company. Calvin retired in 1987 and moved to Amoret. He was a member of the Amoret Christian Church.

Calvin enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, gardening, studying the Word (Bible) and traveling. He was a quiet, hard working family man and a great story teller of campfire stories.

Calvin is survived by four sons, Calvin Dwain Willis II and wife Connie of Parker, Colorado, Larry Lee Willis and wife Debi of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Mark Steven Willis and wife Pat of Peculiar, Missouri and Douglas Scott Willis and wife Val of Belton, Missouri; two daughters, Ellen Marie “Callie” Houx and husband Mike of Edwardsville, Illinois and Tracy Katherine Williams of Lebanon, Missouri; two brothers, Bob Willis and wife Frances of Neosho, Missouri and Lee “Huey” Willis a wife Mary of Raymore, Missouri; two sisters, Shirley Busey and husband Kenny of Armourdale, Kansas and Marie Arnold of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Ruby Willis; son, Brian Paul Willis; wife, Virginia Lee Willis; brother Gary Willis and sister, Laveda Irene Willis.