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Robert Willis

September 11, 1935 — November 7, 2019

Mayfield, KY


Mr. Robert W. Willis, age 84 of Mayfield, Ky passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 9:40 AM at the Mills Health & Rehab Facility.

He was born September 11, 1935 in Dublin, Ky to Coy Allen and Calie Ann Cole Willis.

Robert partnered with his nephew, Bob, and owned a tree service, B & B Tree Service in Madison Heights, Mi from 1974 – 1997 before moving back to Mayfield.

He was a kind hearted, gentle soul, that would help anyone in need. He would give the shirt off his back, the last dollar he had. He was known by many as Candy Man, always handing candy out to sweeten others. He was a jokester always making others around him laugh. He also loved playing checkers and cards with his family and his friends at the Senior Citizens Building in Mayfield.

Robert is survived by his three beautiful daughters- Cindy, Cheryl, and Jeana; two granddaughters- Crystal and Krissy; two brothers- Eugene “Cotton” Willis and Glen (Brenda) Willis; three sisters- Ruby Harding, Wilma (Ben) Cavendar, Faye (Henry) Black; several nieces and nephews; and several great-great nieces and nephews also survive.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death his son- Mark; sister- Sue Colley.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield, Ky with Rev. Stephen Boyken & Ricky Willis officiating. Friends may call after 12:00 Noon on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield, Ky.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, Ky 42002.

To order memorial trees in memory of Robert Willis, please visit our tree store.

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