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Celebrating the life of
Larry Alan Willis
February 14, 1950 - July 23, 2018
Devoted husband, Dad, best friend, and mentor.
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Celebration of Life
  • 2:30pm - Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Family will receive friends one hour prior to funeral service

Sorry for your loss, Deb. Wasn’t sure where to send my condolences. Larry was one of a kind and a ton of fun. As well. Take care. With love from Johanna and Devon.

Johanna Frederick, McDonough , GA

Our deepest sympathy to the Willis family. May God give you strength and peace. “1 Thessalonians 4:14” also “Psalm 147:3”. Our sincere condolences.

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I am sorry for your loss death is never an easy thing to bear when u lose someone you love but u know our God Jehovah has promised mankind a resurrection so we can see our love ones again in the resurrection he holds out for mankind, my condolences to the family please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give the family hope and strength, again I am sorry for your loss. You can go to the website at JW.org .

Cooper, Savannah, Ga

Deb...so sorry to hear this. Larry was a good man and I’m just sorry we weren’t able to stay in touch over the years. Love and prayers to you both. Sean Deaton

Sean Deaton , Junction City , KS

Deb, so sorry for your loss. Larry was a great man with a smile always on his face. Love and prayers to you.

Cindi & Jackie Williams , Savannah , Ga

May the friends and family of Mr. Willis find comfort in the Bible's promises that soon, "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28, 29), and "[God] will wipe out every tear from [our] eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." (Revelation 21:3, 4). We can also rest assured that God 'will swallow up death forever, and He will wipe away the tears from all faces...for He himself has spoken it.' (Isaiah 25:8) https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/about-life-and-death/

Paulaina, , CT

To all family and friends, I am sorry for your loss. Difficult times such as these are made better when we consider Jehovah's comforting words found in the Bible.1 Corinthians 15:26 helps comfort us in knowing that God's Kingdom will bring death to it's end. This is just one of many comforting promises that Jehovah will fulfill. I hope this brings you some comfort during this difficult time.

www.jw.org, Savannah, Ga

My thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathy for Deb,and Larry’s family and friends. Larry truly was a remarkable and amazing man! I am grateful and blessed to have known Larry and spend some great times and laughs, although life situations as well as distance come between relationships, memories and love in your heart is something that never goes away! May God bless Larry and may he Rest In Peace in the glory of the Kingdom!

Tracy Mason, Las Vegas , Nevada

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

My condolences to the Willis family for the loss of your loved one. During difficult times we can find comfort from the scriptures and the hope for a better future. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. Revelations 21:3,4. John 5:28,29. Psalms 37:29. Isaiah 25:8

Holland, ,

I had the pleasure of working with Larry (Larry-Larry or Lazarus) as we called him at the Savannah-Chatham Metro PD. He was such a funny and loving person. He will truly be missed. My deepest condolences to the family. 10-42 my brother, We got it from here! Metro Copy! ~Tonyia Loadholt

Tonyia Loadholt, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Firstly, My condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Isaiah 26:19 gives us hope for our loved ones that we have lost in death. However, until that time when we are able to reunite again, hold on to the good times with Larry.

Kishia, Savannah , Ga

Larry Alan Willis, 68, died Monday, July 23, 2018. The Sparta, IL native was born February 14, 1950.

Larry was predeceased by his parents, Cecil and Bernice Willis. He married Deb (Doyle) Willis on July 21, 1990 in Sterling, VA. Larry loved working on crossword puzzles, solving the Daily Jumble and making people laugh.  His sense of humor was contagious and there was never a dull moment with Larry in the room with his crazy wit.  He was a sports fanatic especially when he watched college football.  There were very few times not to see Larry and Deb together laughing out loud.  He was a devoted husband and Dad, a best friend, a mentor and was a rock to many.

A U.S. Air Force veteran, Larry served his country from February, 1969 until June, 1976. During his service, Larry was an air traffic controller and was deployed to Korea for more than a year before finishing his service in Wichita, KS.  Larry spent several years as an FAA Air Traffic Controller before working for Key Airlines based in Salt Lake City and eventually headquartered in Savannah.  Larry also worked for the American Red Cross for 8 years. After more than 9 years of service, Larry retired in 2011 as a 911 dispatcher from Savannah-Chatham County Metropolitan Police Department.

Surviving are his wife, Deb; two sons, Craig Willis (Jennifer) from Henderson, NV, and Shane Willis (Gelene) of Ivan, Utah; four grandchildren, Mason, Jaden, Cameron, and Alyssa; his sisters, Carole Nordberg (David) of Titusville, FL; Cathy Watkins (Darryl) of Summerville, SC; Mary Jo Pemberton (Bob) of Mt. Vernon, IL,  Nancy Petroski (David) of Tucson, AZ,  Christine Schuerman of Idaho, and Amy Schilling (Randy) of  Percy, IL; one brother, Gary Willis (Harriett) of West Frankfort, IL.

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Sorry for your loss, Deb. Wasn’t sure where to send my condolences. Larry was one of a kind and a ton of fun. As well. Take care. With love from Johanna and Devon.

Johanna Frederick, McDonough , GA

Our deepest sympathy to the Willis family. May God give you strength and peace. “1 Thessalonians 4:14” also “Psalm 147:3”. Our sincere condolences.

, ,

I am sorry for your loss death is never an easy thing to bear when u lose someone you love but u know our God Jehovah has promised mankind a resurrection so we can see our love ones again in the resurrection he holds out for mankind, my condolences to the family please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give the family hope and strength, again I am sorry for your loss. You can go to the website at JW.org .

Cooper, Savannah, Ga

Deb...so sorry to hear this. Larry was a good man and I’m just sorry we weren’t able to stay in touch over the years. Love and prayers to you both. Sean Deaton

Sean Deaton , Junction City , KS

Deb, so sorry for your loss. Larry was a great man with a smile always on his face. Love and prayers to you.

Cindi & Jackie Williams , Savannah , Ga

May the friends and family of Mr. Willis find comfort in the Bible's promises that soon, "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28, 29), and "[God] will wipe out every tear from [our] eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." (Revelation 21:3, 4). We can also rest assured that God 'will swallow up death forever, and He will wipe away the tears from all faces...for He himself has spoken it.' (Isaiah 25:8) https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/about-life-and-death/

Paulaina, , CT

To all family and friends, I am sorry for your loss. Difficult times such as these are made better when we consider Jehovah's comforting words found in the Bible.1 Corinthians 15:26 helps comfort us in knowing that God's Kingdom will bring death to it's end. This is just one of many comforting promises that Jehovah will fulfill. I hope this brings you some comfort during this difficult time.

www.jw.org, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Dennis & Stacie Barrow — Georgia

My thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathy for Deb,and Larry’s family and friends. Larry truly was a remarkable and amazing man! I am grateful and blessed to have known Larry and spend some great times and laughs, although life situations as well as distance come between relationships, memories and love in your heart is something that never goes away! May God bless Larry and may he Rest In Peace in the glory of the Kingdom!

Tracy Mason, Las Vegas , Nevada

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

My condolences to the Willis family for the loss of your loved one. During difficult times we can find comfort from the scriptures and the hope for a better future. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. Revelations 21:3,4. John 5:28,29. Psalms 37:29. Isaiah 25:8

Holland, ,

I had the pleasure of working with Larry (Larry-Larry or Lazarus) as we called him at the Savannah-Chatham Metro PD. He was such a funny and loving person. He will truly be missed. My deepest condolences to the family. 10-42 my brother, We got it from here! Metro Copy! ~Tonyia Loadholt

Tonyia Loadholt, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Mary Thaler — Georgia

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Firstly, My condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Isaiah 26:19 gives us hope for our loved ones that we have lost in death. However, until that time when we are able to reunite again, hold on to the good times with Larry.

Kishia, Savannah , Ga


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