J.C. Willis, 78, of the Clayridge community of Adair County, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Westlake Regional Hospital emergency room.
He was born on March 7, 1943 in the Keltner community of Adair County and was the son of the late Titus and Lucy Downey Willis.
He is survived by his wife Eloise Janes Willis of Columbia; one son, Tracy Willis and his wife Donna of Russell Springs; two grandchildren, Trista Lynn Willis and Candise Marie Willis; one step grandson, Jonathan Irvin and his wife Ciarra; and by two nephews, Greg Willis and Kenny Willis.
A host of other relatives and friends also survive.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Maurice T. Willis and L.C. Willis.
J.C. was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Greensburg and was a retired logger and farmer.
Funeral service was Sunday, July 15 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Dr. Gary Ervin and Rev. Robby Milburn officiating with interment in Columbia Cemetery.
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. Please visit www.stottsphelpsmcquearyfh.com.