Cuba - David Willis, 66, of Cuba, passed away Sunday November, 15, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born on August 23, 1954, in Davenport Iowa, to Donald Willis and Mary (Karr). They both preceded him in death along with two brothers, Richard and Tom.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Williamson) Willis, whom he married on April 27, 1979, in Smithfield.
Also surviving are three sons, Cory (Cathy) Willis of Cuba Illinois, Kevin (Christen) Willis of Hoffman Estates Illinois, and Chris (Erin) Willis of Bonfield Illinois, two brothers, Martin "Marty" Willis, Steven Willis, two sisters, Diane Willis and Nancy Talkington, six grandchildren, Nicholas Jay Schoonover, Tyler Willis, Connel Willis, Apollo Willis, Dean Willis, and Lucy Willis, and one great grandson Everett Schoonover.
David first worked for International Harvester in Canton then later at Caterpillar he owned three different body shops over the years in Bushnell, Lewistown and at Arrowhead Junction. He retired from the Illinois Department of Correction at Illinois River Correctional Center in Canton in 2014. David was a police officer for many years he first served in Bushnell, and later was a Sergeant in Lewistown. He served in London Mills as the Police Chief and was currently serving as Chief of Police in Fairview until his health would not allow him to.
David was a member of the Lewiston Masonic Lodge, he was a past volunteer at Lewistown Fire Department Smithfield Fire Department, and Cuba ESDA. He enjoyed drag racing, stock cars, and was an avid outdoorsman, but most of all he loved his children and grandchildren.
A visitation will be held on Friday November 20, 2020 at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. with a Masonic service staring at 4:00 p.m. followed by funeral service.
Memorials may be made to COPS, or to the Lewistown Masonic Lodge.
Due to COVID - 19 mandates social distancing will be followed and facial coverings are required.
A Facebook livestream will be provided of the services on Friday at the time of service on the Facebook page of Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory
To leave online condolences, or to view David's video tribute please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com
I will never forget one of my favorite friends and I will continue to pray for your family dave. I'l always miss you and help all of your family members when they need it. Rest with Jesus . Love You davey. Jim Swope.
Canton, Illinois 61520
Canton, Illinois 61520