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Burl Lamar Willis

Mr. Burl Lamar Willis, 91 of Eastridge Drive, Lawndale went home to be with
his Lord Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Hospice at Wendover.

Born July 19, 1925 in Cleveland County, he was a son of the late Odus Willis
and Addie Cook Willis. He was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church where he
served as a former deacon. He also belonged to the Cleveland County Sheriff
Association. He served in the US Army during WWII in the European Theater.
Mr. Willis was retired from the Coastal Plain Insurance Company where he was
the district manager in Danville, VA and the assistant manager in Shelby,
Belding Lily in the shipping department, and the Cleveland County Sheriff
Department.

He loved his Lord, his family, friends, guns, gunsmithing, hunting and
birddogs.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray and
Russell Willis.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years, Ruth Padgett Willis; son,
Michael B. Willis of Belwood; three daughters, Marie Harrill and husband,
Howard of Cherryville, Brenda Hamlin and husband, Robert of Glen Allen, VA,
and Susan Self and husband Ricky of Vale; two sisters, Sedahlia McMurry and
Helen Spurling both of Fallston; special cousin, Aurelia Poston of
Shelby;grandchildren, Tony Willis, Scott Harrill, Jason Willis, Tobi Ray,
Angela Lynn, Adrian Cloninger & Eric Self; and ten great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at
Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home, Fallston.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM in the
Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Keith Fulbright and Rev.
Len Byers officiating.

The burial will follow in the St. Peter's United Methodist Church Cemetery,
with military graveside rites.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul Baptist Church, 337 Hull Road, Casar, NC
28020 or to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC
28150.

Condolences may be made online at www.stameytysingerfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc.,
Fallston.


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