Robert Calvin Willis Obituary

Mr. Robert Calvin Willis, age 83, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2022, in Mena, Arkansas. He was born April 24, 1939, to the late Syberian and Naomi Harroff Willis.

Mr. Willis was an outdoorsman at heart, he enjoyed fishing, camping, and birdwatching. Additionally, he loved his work, Robert was a timberman by profession. Mr. Willis was united in marriage to the late Delois Ann Buckley on April 11, 1953, until her passing.

Mr. Willis is preceded in death by his loving wife, Delois Ann Buckley, of 59 years; his parents, Syberian and Naomi Harroff Willis; and by his sons, Robert Dale Willis and James Calvin Willis. He is survived by his daughters, Martha Pearson and husband Glen of Mt. Ida, Mary Dukeshire and husband Thomas of Mena; sons, Larry Don Willis of Mena, Tony Lee Willis of Mena, and George Steven Willis of Mena; 21 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

Services for Mr. Robert Willis will be held Friday, August 19, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel in Mena, Arkansas. Brother Ron Tilley will officiate, and interment will follow at Owens Chapel Cemetery in Acorn, Arkansas.

Pallbearers are Johnny Lane, Bruce Willis, Tony Willis, Donny Drake, Robbie Lane, and Jason Hadley. Honorary Pallbearers are Thomas Dukeshire, Steve Willis, Larry Willis, and Glen Pearson.

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