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January 23, 2014 - 2:57pm

Ray E. Willis

posted by T.J. Woodward.

Ray E. Willis, 87 of Albion, died Tuesday January 21, 2014 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. He was born October 15, 1926 in Erwin, TN to the late John (Lacresia Cody) Willis. Mr. Willis worked for Maislin Transport in Buffalo. He was a United States Army Veteran and member of the National Guard. He is preceded in death by a brother John Willis; two sisters Mary Tipton and Geneva Shirton. 

Mr. Willis is survived by his beloved wife Lucille (Bigsby) Willis of Albion; son Earl Willis of Batavia; daughters Agnes (Gary) Gates of Warsaw; Renee (Donald) Long of Batavia; brother James Willis of TN; 26 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will take place 11:30 AM on Monday January 27, 2014 at the Alabama & Bason United Methodist Church 1392 Church St. Alabama, NY 14013. He will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to various charities. For more information please call 343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

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