Willis, Jerry Lee

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Jerry Lee Willis was born on October 23, 1948 to Wilford Archie and Lake Evelyn Willis on a beautiful Saturday afternoon on Goose Creek in Check, VA, Floyd County.

Jerry joined the Army during the Vietnam War. After service, he moved to the state of Michigan where he found employment with General Motors for 30 years until his disability retirement in 2005. At that time, he returned to his home state of Virginia in Riner where he found solace in his log home on the mountain until his death on December 29, 2023.

Jerry is survived by one daughter, Katelyn Marie Thomas, who is now serving in the United States Navy, stationed in Japan. Jerry Lee is also has three living siblings out of seven, two living sisters, Ruth Madeline Price of Pulaski, Lillian Carol Conner and husband James of Christiansburg; and one brother, Michael Raye Willis and wife Wanda of Georgia.

Funeral services will be held at Noon on Friday, January 5, 2024 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roy Turpin officiating. Interment will follow in the Restvale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until Noon prior to the service at the funeral home.