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Mr. Wendell D. "Sonny" Willis

August 18, 1947 ~ June 13, 2019 (age 71)

Mr. Wendell D. “Sonny” Willis, 71, a resident of Valley, AL and the Lake Harding Community, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the V. A. Medical Center in Birmingham, AL.  The family will receive friends at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley, AL on Monday from 6:00 – 7:30 PM EST. 

Mr. Willis is survived by his sons, Brian Willis (Anje) & Joel Willis (Tracy); sister, Sylvia Fullerton; brother, Randall Willis; five grandchildren, Brad Console (Cailin), Kathryn & Jacob Willis, Lauren & Elizabeth Willis and his pet dog of 14 years, Jojo.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Wendell H. & Frances Rainey Willis and his sister, Suellen Green.

He was born in West Point, GA on August 18, 1947.  He was a graduate of Beulah High School and served in the U. S. Navy.  He worked as a firefighter for the Auburn Fire Department and worked for Huguley Oil in Opelika.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 Eighteenth St. NW, Washington, DC, 20006-3517 or, whose assistance and support was greatly appreciated.

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