Michael D. Willis, 72, of Madisonville, Kentucky and formerly of Edwardsville, Illinois passed away at 7:30 p.m. on August 27, 2017 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Madisonville, Kentucky.
He was born February 11, 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Ralph and Mary Lois (Walker) Willis.
He married Sandra (Warren) Willis on February 11, 1969 in Granite City and she passed away.
He retired in 2000 from the Olin Corporation in East Alton after 38 years of service as a machine operator. He enjoyed his years serving with the Boy Scouts and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Elizabeth Willis of Florida; a daughter and son-in-law, Kristen and Justen Wright of Kentucky; three grandchildren, Peyton Willis, Justen Wright and Shelbie Hubert; other extended family and friends.
In celebration of his life, a graveside service will be held at Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Eddie Linhart officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts of America. Irwin Chapel of Glen Carbon in charge of arrangements.
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