David L. Willis

David L. Willis
David L. Willis


David L. Willis, age 87 of Greenfield passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, December 14, 2018 at Hancock Regional Hospital. He was born August 31, 1931 in Greenfield to the late John N. and Leone (Brooks) Willis.

David was a graduate of Charlottesville High School. He married Jean (Crisman) on August 17, 1952. He received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Valparaiso University in 1953 and together they made their home and raised their family in Greenfield. Prior to his retirement in 1992, David enjoyed a 39-year career as an engineer for Allison Gas Turbine, Rolls Royce.

David served his industry and community well. He was a member of Bradley United Methodist Church, Greenfield Kiwanis, Hancock Regional Hospital Volunteer, Meals on Wheels of Hancock County, the Hospital Guild Board of Directors, Friends of the Hancock Public Library, Society for Experimental Mechanics and the Indianapolis Scientific & Engineering Foundation.

He is survived by his wife Jean of Greenfield; children, Charles (Emma) Willis of Springport, IN, Chris Willis of Perrysburg, OH, Mary (Greg) Clark of Lacrosse, WI, Deborah (Michael) Low of Greenfield; 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Robert Willis, Joseph Willis and sister Anna Mae Walker.

Friends may call 4-8 pm, Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home. 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield. Memorial service with Pastor David Scifres officiating will be 11 am, Friday, December 21 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in David’s honor may be made to; Bradley United Methodist Church, 210 West Main Street, Greenfield, IN or Indiana Donor Network, 3760 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222 or at www.indianadonornetwork.org.

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