October 29, 1933 - January 9, 2018
GREENFIELD – Robert J. “Bob” Willis, age 84, of Greenfield, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Major Health Partners – Shelbyville. He was born on October 29, 1933 in Petersburg, IN as the son of Robert S. and Olive M. (Frederick) Willis. Bob graduated from Petersburg High School in 1951 and served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. He worked as an Ironworker for Local #22 for 40 years before retiring in 1995. Bob was a member of Experimental Aircraft Association and lifetime member of Antique Aircraft Association. He attended Shiloh Christian Church. Bob was a 2nd generation pilot and had a passion for airplanes and enjoyed rebuilding and flying antique aircrafts. Bob is survived by his children, Robert M. (Theresa) Willis of Greenfield, Lori J. (Dennis) Hoppes of Greenfield, William P. (Stacy) Willis of New Palestine, and David B. (Melissa) Willis of Greenfield; siblings, Marlene, Beth, Dewitt, James, Claire, and Alva; nine grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Olive Willis; and three sisters, Wanna, Rose, Imalou. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will take place immediately following the visitation at 4:00 p.m. Fred Girdwood will be officiating. A graveside service will take place on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at New Palestine Cemetery in New Palestine. Memorial contributions may be made by mail to the Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131or Greenfield- Hancock Animal Management, 809 S. State Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140. Envelopes will be available at the mortuary. Friends may share a memory or a condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com.
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