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Ralph E. Willis

August 21, 1954 ~ August 28, 2021 (age 67)

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     Ralph E. Willis  67, of Utica, Kentucky went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 28, 2021 from a boating accident at Lake Barkley.  Ralph Edward Willis was born August 21, 1954 in Henderson, Kentucky to the late Elvis Lee and Nancy Jane Ford Willis and was married to the former Peggy Joyce Proctor September 5, 1992.  Ralph started driving trucks in April 1, 1973, was the owner and operator of Willis Trucking and was a member of Utica United Methodist Church.   He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of Island Lodge #743 F. & A.M. and Owensboro Yellowbanks Lodge #130.  Ralph loved antique tractors, tractor pulls and camping.  He was a Harley Davidson enthusiast and had been to Bike Week in Florida for 27 straight years.  In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by a daughter, Misty Willis Clary; by a brother, Roy Thomas Vaught; and by his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Jones Barber.

     Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Peggy Willis; his best friend and faithful companion, Tommy; two sons, Eddie Willis (Pam) of Clarkson and Brandon Williams (Christina) of Boise, Idaho; a daughter, Brittany Lanham (Nick) of Owensboro; a son-in-law, Todd Clary of Henderson; eight grandchildren, Breanna Smith (Ian), Taylor Clary, Lexi Clary, Cole Williams, Lucas Williams, Lincoln Lanham, Aubree Lanham, and Elle Lanham; two great grandchildren, Easton Smith and Hensley Smith; a brother, Danny Willis (Janet) of Owensboro; a sister, Janie Sharp (Bobby) of Hartford; and his father-in-law, Dick Barber of Island.

     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday at Muster Funeral Homes, Livermore Chapel with the Rev. Daniel Allen Willis officiating.  Burial will be in the Island Community Cemetery in McLean County with Military Honors conducted by the McLean County Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post 5415.  Masonic services for Ralph will be held at the cemetery.  Friends may visit with Ralph’s family from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. Thursday at Musters in Livermore.

     Ralph’s services will be streamed live on www.musterfuneralhomes.com at 2:00 P.M. Thursday.

     The Ralph E. Willis family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Island Lodge #743 F. & A.M.; C/O Martin Eaton; 525 South First Street; Island, Kentucky  42350.  Memorial contribution envelopes will be available at Musters in Livermore.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
September 2, 2021

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Muster Funeral Homes, Livermore Chapel
212 Broadway
Livermore, Kentucky 42352

Funeral Service
Thursday
September 2, 2021

2:00 PM
Muster Funeral Homes, Livermore Chapel
212 Broadway
Livermore, Kentucky 42352
 

Video is available for this event


Masonic Service
Thursday
September 2, 2021

3:00 PM
Island Community Cemetery
380 West Main Street
Island, Kentucky 42350

Burial
Thursday
September 2, 2021

Island Community Cemetery
Highway 85
Island, KY 42350

Military Honors
Thursday
September 2, 2021

Island Community Cemetery
Highway 85
Island, KY 42350

Donations

Island Lodge # 743 F. & A.M.
C/O Martin Eaton; 525 South First Street, Island KY 42350

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