LARRY TIPTON WILLIS, 78, of Lavalette, W.Va., passed away Monday, February 13, 2017, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. He was born July 6, 1938, in Wayne County, W.Va., a son of the late Clifford L. and Beatrice Evans Willis. Larry worked as the greenskeeper for Sugarwood Golf Club. He was a US Navy veteran. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by one son, Larry T. Willis Jr.; four brothers, Clifford L. Willis Jr., Joseph W. Willis, Howard L. Willis and William E. Willis; and three sisters, twins Geraldine and Madeline Willis and Wanda Gaye Willis. He is survived by his beloved wife, Lillie Mae Davis Willis; two sisters, Hilda Willis Tollison of Williamston, S.C., and Gladys (John) Willis Roush of Prichard, W.Va.; one brother, Homer Dale (Renee) Willis of Salt Lake City, Utah; a goddaughter, Venus (Bob) Holmes of Huntington; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Saturday, February 18, 2017, from noon to 2 p.m. at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, W.Va. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. with Rev. John Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Riggs Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com .
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