Willy Willis

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Willy Willis

Willy Willis, born to Billy and Tammy Willis on April 4, 1977  In Phoenix Arizona followed by two sisters Mandy and Tanya, passed away on Oct. 7, 2020.

  Willy found a passion first in bike racing at 8 years old but swiftly moved on to dirt bikes. Soon he found his number one passion in life his sweetheart Joleen. Together they welcomed four wonderful children, Alex, Savannah, Tanner and Dakota. The passion he had for being a father was awe inspiring. The dedication he showed was a guide for all of us to follow, a man to look up to, and a life to strive for: from all the ball games, bull rides, and helping all of his boys become Eagle Scouts. He enjoyed rides in the Can Am, shooting, and working on the yard as a family, all while working hard to obtain his Master’s degree. He truly showed us all where our priorities should be.

  As a brother, son, grandson, cousin, uncle, and friend the jokes and hard times were always on the tip of his tongue, usually always followed by laughs and maybe sometimes insults. Willy had a serious side when he would give us our “Life Talks”. He always wanted what was best for us all. His guidance, love, and jokes will be missed forever. We love you Willy always and forever.

  Willy is survived by his wife, Joleen; children, Alex, Savannah, Tanner, Dakota and Tara; grandmothers, Lydia Willis and Sandy Nelson; parents, Billy and Tammy Willis; parents-in-law, Rusty and Nikki Rawson and Alvin and Marge Reidhead; siblings, Mandy and Stacy Gillaspy, Tanya and Jeremy Reidhead, Bill and Annette Reidhead, Rikki and Dave Galka, Vikki and Aaron McClaskey, Nikki and Kyle Ellett, Karla Dollar, Travis and Kim Rawson and Rhonda Cummings; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins who were more like siblings to him.

  Willy is preceded in death by grandparents, Vic and Gail Nelson; grandfather, Bill Willis; uncle, Don Willis; brother-in-law, Clint Dollar; and cousin, Kyle Goodridge.

  Willy thank you for being the best husband and dad ever. May you rest in peace my love…

  Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at 10 a.m. the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kearny, AZ with visitation at 9 a.m. and interment following at the Kearny Cemetery.   Online Guestbook: www.GriffithMortuary.com

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