Bert Willis, Jr.

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bert Capehart Willis Jr., 66, of Avoca Farm Road, Merry Hill, died Friday, January 8, 2010.
Born in Chowan County, he was a master gardener and owner of Bert’s Landscaping, retired from RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company and was presently the Head of Security at Scotch Hall Preserve. Willis was a member of Merry Hill Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon. He also served in the National Guard.
Survivors include his wife, Vickie Harden Willis; a daughter, Allison W. Morris; a son, Jeffery Willis; two sisters, Millie Bunch and Miriam Hughes, both of Merry Hill; a brother, Thomas Willis of Fuquay Varina; two grandchildren.
A funeral was held Sunday, Jan. 10 at Merry Hill Baptist Church by the Rev. Marcus Daly. Burial followed in Edgewood Cemetery, Windsor.
Memorial gifts may be made to Midway-Merry Hill Fire Department, c/o Wood Perry, Merry Hill, NC 27957 or to the Merry Hill Baptist Church Flower Fund, 420 Old Merry Hill Road, Merry Hill, NC 27957.
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Walker Funeral Home handled the arrangements.