Roy David Willis
August 23, 1944 – May 24, 2023
Roy Willis, 78, of Omaha Nebraska, passed away on May 24, 2023 quietly at his home.
Roy was born on August 23, 1944, to William and Pauline Willis in Pittsburg, Kansas. After graduating from Pittsburg High School in 1962, he went on to join the Army National Guard, honorably discharged as Sergeant E5 after 6 years of service.
During his time with the Army National Guard, Roy started his career with Vickers, kickstarting a 33-year career in Industrial Engineering.
In 1966, Roy met Marilyn Ewan after family members fixed them up. Roy and Marilyn married on August 9, 1968, and went on to have 3 children: Brian, Jason, and Jeff.
In 1999, Roy retired from Vickers, and spent his time selling real estate for 10 years after.
Roy will lovingly be remembered as a collector of many objects that were very valuable to him, always eager to help anyone in need with his innovative engineering skills, and someone always with a smile and making others laugh with his witty humor.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents, William and Pauline Willis; sister, Betty Nachtigal. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Willis; children: Brian Willis (Katrina) of Omaha, Nebraska, Jason Willis (Kelly) of Bellevue, Nebraska, Jeff Willis (Karen) of Gretna, Nebraska; grandchildren: Steffen Wells, Shaun Willis, Skyler Willis, Alexia Willis, Kevin Willis, Annabell Willis, Logan Forney; his great grandchild, Layla Willis.
VISITATION: Wednesday, May 31st from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE: Thursday, June 1st at 10:30am at Presbyterian Church of the Cross, 1517 S. 114th St. Interment with Military Honors at Omaha National Cemetery at 2:30pm on Thursday. Memorials will be directed by the family.
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