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Frankford Dean Willis, Sr.

July 20, 1936 ~ December 12, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Frankford Willis, Sr. Obituary

   Frankford Dean Willis, Sr., age 87 of Mocksville, North Carolina entered his heavenly home on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.

   Dean, as he was so lovingly known as, was born on July 20, 1936, in Dickenson County, Virginia. He was the son of the late John Crate Willis and Leota (Mullins) Willis. In addition to his parents, Dean was preceded in death by his loving wife Shirley (Brooks) Willis, a brother Jimmy Willis, a sister Juanita (Willis) Moore, a daughter-in-law Sue (Hill) Willis, two sons-in-law Robert Mills and Ronald Landis, and a granddaughter Jamie Willis.

   In life, Dean chose a career in the manufacturing industry. He worked with AT&T for over 30 years before retiring. As a Christian man, Dean was a member of Gospel Light Baptist Church. He was also a lifetime member with the NRA. His favorite pastimes were being an avid hunter, carpentry, gunsmithing, and loving-on his grandbabies.

   Dean leaves behind to treasure his memory, two sons Frankford Willis, Jr. of Lexington, NC, and John Willis (Melonie) of Salisbury, NC, three daughters Dianne (Willis) Mills of Mocksville, Donna (Willis) Landis of Lexington, NC, and Deborah (Willis) Williams (Daniel) of Edgewood, MD, a brother Ray Willis (Nancy) of Kingsport, TN, and a sister-in-law Lucy Campbell of Thorton, NH.  Also surviving Dean are his grandchildren Timothy Willis, Tanya (Willis) Clemo, Danielle Williams, Ashley (Williams) Beck, Shelby (Landis) Shepherd, Kristian (Landis) Partida, Tyler Landis, and Carrington Willis. And, many great-grandchildren Brittney Rivera, Jamie Willis, Isabel Willis, Kimberly Clemo, Mia Clemo, Abby Shepherd, Lauren Shepherd, Ethan Partida, Evan Partida, Eddie Partida, Emory Partida, Jahmal Carter, Jameson Beck, and Adrianna Beck.

   On Saturday, December 16, a visitation will be held at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville (416 Valley Road, Mocksville, NC 27028) beginning at 11:00 am until 12:30 pm. A small family graveside service will follow. Pastor John Powell will officiate the service. Dean will be laid to rest in Rose Cemetery in Mocksville.

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December 16, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville
416 Valley Road
Mocksville, North Carolina 27028

Funeral Service
December 16, 2023

12:30 PM
Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville
416 Valley Road
Mocksville, North Carolina 27028


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