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1942 Julian 2019

Julian Randolph Willis

January 17, 1942 — November 8, 2019

Hickox – Julian Randolph Willis, 77, of Hickox passed away Friday morning (November 8, 2019) at his residence after an extended illness.

Born in Nahunta, GA his parents were James Edward “Ed” Willis and Elma Louise Lewis Willis. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Edward Willis; and a niece, Tanya Willis Causey.

Julian served in the United States Army and was a carman for CSX Railroad. He was of the Baptist faith and loved fishing, hunting, and golf. Julian loved hanging with his friends and the men he worked with.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth “Diane” Hendrix Willis of Hickox; a son and daughter-in-law, James Scott Willis (Charolette) of Hickox; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa Diane Thomas (Kent) of Lake Park and Lori Anne Willis McNeil (Mike) of Hickox; 7 grandchildren, Brandon Willis (Courtney) of Thalmann, Kristy Thomas (Daniel) of Hickox, Zach Thomas of Lake Park, Zane Thomas of Lake Park, Chase Farmer of Hoboken, Keaton Logan of Nahunta, and Nathan Julian Logan of Nahunta; 2 great grandchildren, Kambree Thomas and Fallon Willis; 4 brothers and a sister-in-law, James B. Willis (Mable) of Hortense, Gary Willis, Virgil Willis, and Travis Willis all of Raybon; 3 sisters, Beth Thomas, Darlene Johns, and Ivalyn Willis all of Nahunta; a sister-in-law, Ila Waters of Nahunta; and also several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held Sunday evening (November 10, 2019) from 6PM – 8PM at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

A funeral service will be held Monday afternoon (November 11, 2019) at 2PM at Hickox Baptist Church with Rev. Leon Wilson and Rev. Mike Hendrix officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Brandon Willis, Zach Thomas, Zane Thomas, Chase Farmer, Keaton Logan and Nate Logan

Honorary pallbearers will be CSX Carman Department, Nahunta Class of 1960, the gang at Jerry J’s Breakfast club, Hubert Wilson, and Corbet Wilson.

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

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