ALLIANCE, Ohio – William D. Willis, 81, of Alliance passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Canterbury Nursing Home.
William was born on March 3, 1935 in Minerva, Ohio to James and Elizabeth (Worm) Willis.
He worked as an electrician at Morgan Engineering and was United States Army Veteran.
William enjoyed yard work, football, riding bikes, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Maria (Mutsch), who he married in 1958; son, William “Bill” (Nancy) Willis of Alliance; daughter, Erika Leeds of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Steven Meiring, Gloria Meiring, Matthew Willis, Lindsay Smeltzer and Elizabeth Willis; great-grandchildren, Brittany Taylor, Amber Wauffull, Sam Willis, Anthony Jordan, Landyn Powell, Zachary Powell and Nevaeh Santee; brother, Robert Willis of Minerva; sisters, Jane Unkefer of Columbiana and Winifred Betz of Louisville.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Buster, Leland, Ralph, James, Wilbur, Perry and Richard and a sister, Joetta.
A private family service will be held.
Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park.
Friends may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio (330) 938-2526.