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Fred Willis

Fred Willis

Wednesday, May 20th, 1931 - Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
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Obituary

Service for Fred Willis, 88, of Godley, will be conducted at, 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 22, 2020 in the First Baptist Church in Godley. Burial will follow in Godley Cemetery. Visitation 6-8:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Kyle Alldredge, Cody Willis, Aaron Alldredge, Ben Gibson, Levi Gibson, Tate Gustafson, Brad Gustafson, David Schieck, Shelby Montgomery. Honorary pallbearers, the coffee shop crew and long time traveling friends.

Fred Willis passed away Tuesday in Godley. He was born May 20, 1931 in Fort Worth to Mather Lowery and Virginia Lee (Walker) Willis.

Fred was raised in Godley and after high school he played for Austin’s 7-Ups baseball team. In 1950 he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers and later that year enlisted in the Air Force. Upon discharge from the Air Force he worked for and retired from Southwestern Bell. After retiring he and his wife Laura opened and managed Corner Post Feed and Hardware. They also ran a dairy and cattle ranch. During his later years he and Laura traveled with many lifelong friends. A man of many hats, Fred never met a stranger. No matter where he went he always ran into someone he knew and always remembered their name.

Fred is survived by his daughters, Fredda Alldredge and husband Jimmy, Gwena Rhodes and husband Mark; son, Bruce Gibson; grandchildren, Cody Willis and wife Robbie, Amanda Gustafson and husband Brad, Ashley Schieck and husband David, Kyle Alldredge and wife Melissa, Aaron Alldredge and wife Brianna, Ben Gibson, Adrienne Montgomery and husband Shelby, Levi Gibson, Madeline Ladner and husband Mike, Annie Laurie Maranto and husband Evan; great grandchildren, Geena, Tate, Jack, Ellis, Gibson, and Ellie; brother-in-law, Joe Ratliff.

Preceded in death by his father, Mather Willis; mother, Jennie Willis; first wife and mother of his children, Jean Willis; son, Larry Wills; and wife of 35 years, Laura Willis.

Family wishes to thank Encompass Hospice of Burleson.

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made to Meals On Wheels Program.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 21st, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 21st, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home
    Address
    512 North Ridgeway Dr.
    CLEBURNE, TX 76033
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    First Baptist Church of Godley
    Address
    101 E. Allen
    GODLEY, TX 76044
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  • Interment

    Location
    Godley Cemetery
    Address
    GODLEY, TX
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Tina Louise Richardson

Posted at 05:40am
I'm so sorry to hear about your dad he was a great man he's truly going to be missed.
Sending prayers to you all,
Tina Louise Richardson
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Charles McGehee

Posted at 06:11pm
A good man and a real gentleman. Fred always greeted me with a smile. It was my honor and pleasure to know him. Your families are in my thoughts and have my deepest sympathy. Charles McGehee
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Sarah Hicks-Miles

Posted at 11:43am
To the great man who always had a smile on his face everytime I saw him with my dad at the hardware store. Prayers and peace for your family. See you again one day Mr. Fred.
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