Jacob 'Jake' Willis, 86


Jacob “Jake” Willis, 86, of Columbia, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at his home from injuries received in an ATV accident at his residence on Oct. 4.

He was born on July 12, 1926, in Adair County, and was the son of the late Norman and Leila Clark Willis, was a retired logger, owning Jake Willis & Son Logging for over 40 years, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Rachel Sneed Willis of Columbia; four sons, Mike (Treasa) Willis, Ricky (Helen) Willis and Mark (Debbie) Willis, all of Columbia and David (Penny) Willis of Custer; and by one daughter, Ann (Doug) Cox of Campbellsville.

Ten grandchildren, five step grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, several nephews, nieces and friends also survive.

Funeral service was Monday, Oct. 15 at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Willis and Bro. Jonathan Willis officiating with burial in Haven Hill Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Jeff Herron, Keven Willis, Rodney Ford, Hobbie Richard, Kasey Loy and Steve Willis.

Honorary casket bearers were Trevor Willis and Josh Warf.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. Visit www.grissommartin.com.

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