Obituary of Earley Andrew Willis
“To be absent from the body is to be presentwith the Lord.”
Earley A. Willis Jr. was born September 9, 1931 in Claremore, Oklahoma to the late Earley and Anna Willis.
He was a graduate of Lincoln High School and attended Wichita State (1948-1951) in Wichita, KS. Earley joined the USAF in 1951.
While stationed in Cocoa Beach, FL, Earley met and wed Barbara Knight in 1955. He and Barbara travelled the World, living in California, Tokyo, Greenland and Alabama. They settled in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1964.
Earley leaves to cherish his memory; Barbara Knight Willis, devoted wife of 65 years, daughter, Desiree Babbs and husband John Babbs and granddaughter, Jasmine Babbs of Melbourne, FL, brother Armond Davis Ross of Oklahoma and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned…. Do not be afraid, for I am with you.”
Isaiah 43:2, 5
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