Gus Franklin Willis, Sr.

Gus Franklin Willis, Sr., 78, of Front Royal died Saturday, November 17, 2018, at Evergreen Health and Rehab in Winchester.

A funeral will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal conducted by Elder John Price. Burial will follow at Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Gus was born June 27, 1940, in Virginia, son of the late Edward and Virginia Williams Willis. He was a member of the Front Royal Moose Lodge.

He is survived by his wife Shirley Willis; son Gus F. Willis, Jr.; two daughters Cynthia M. Willis and Michelle L. Willis; nineteen grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; a nephew and lifelong friend Robert L. Willis; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother and four sisters.

A visitation will be held an hour prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Gary Welsh, Matthew Marshall, Phillip Richey, Mike Fincham, Gary Funk, and William Pettyjohn.

Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Jenkins, Trevor Summers, and Robert Weaver.

  5 comments for “Gus Franklin Willis, Sr.

  1. Donnachildress
    November 18, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    So sorry for your loss. R I.P GUS .

  2. Elizabeth Mahoney-Fields
    November 18, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    My Thoughts & Prayers are with the Willis Family & Friends..He will be missed

  3. Deana L. Hilliards
    November 18, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Sorry for your loss I have you all in my prayers

  4. Hollis Tharpe
    November 20, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Gus was one heck of a good guy. Always happy 😃 when ever you would run into him. Gus will be missed by many. Prayers for the family.

  5. Darrin Gifft Sr.
    November 23, 2018 at 10:46 am

    God Bless Gus and his family

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