John "Keith" Willis

Died: Sat., Jul. 14, 2012

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of  Mr. John “Keith” Willis, age 52, of Twin City, GA on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the Emanuel Medical Center after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 2:00 PM, in the Twin City Methodist Church with Rev. Randall Smith officiating.

Interment will be in the Eastbrook Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 6-8 PM

Pallbearers are Tal Wimberly, Mike Durden, Mike Johnson, Wade Williams, Don George and Russell Thornton.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of the Ridgeway Masonic Lodge #104, of Garfield, GA

Mr. Willis was born in Millen, GA, was a 1977 graduate of ECI and worked as a superintendent with Mock Construction. He was a member of Ridgeway Masonic Lodge #104 in Garfield, GA, Alee Temple in Savannah, GA and the Twin City Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his father; John Lee Willis.

Survivors include:

His Wife: Cindy Willis of Twin City, GA

His Mother: Edith Hooks Willis of Twin City, GA

One Daughter: Brittany Willis Hendrix (Blake) of Statesboro, GA

One Son: William “Brett” Willis of Twin City, GA

One Sister: Kaye White (Jack) of Twin City, GA

One Granddaughter: Emme Grace Hendrix of Statesboro, GA

Mother-In-Law: Carol Hooks of Swainsboro, GA

Several aunts, uncles, nieces and a nephew

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. John “Keith” Willis of Twin City, GA.

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Lee & Welda Stewart
   Posted Sun July 15, 2012
Sending our prayers at the very sad time. Praying for God to comfort you and your sweet family. Keith was such a wonderful man and touched the lives of many, he always had a smile on his face! I remember when he installed our air conditioner and in spite of the heat and work involved he never complained. He shared his love for his family and was so proud of his children!

Dave & Debra Henry
   Posted Sun July 15, 2012
We are praying for comfort for you and your family. Keith was a wonderful person in our ltille community. He was always willing to lend a helping hand whenever and wherever needed. He will truly be missed by many. We pray God will comfort you during this most difficult time.

Jimmy and Nora White
   Posted Sun July 15, 2012
We would like to send our prayes for the family and friends of Keith.He was such a great friend and coworker.I will miss his frienship and his willing to help when it was needed. Every one at Mock Plumbing and Mechanical will miss him. He often talked of his family whom I know he loved very much! Praying for God''s comfort at this time.

Jimmy Schwalls
   Posted Sun July 15, 2012
Sending prayers to the willis family. Keith will be missed he was a very good freind that was willing always to help afreind out.

   Posted Sun July 15, 2012
Thinking and praying for each and everyone in your family during this time of heart-ache. Keith was a very well respected and giving person. God needed another good man, so he took Keith. He is with his loved ones that have gone on, Keith is at the heavenly table feasting with his friends and family. We question WHY, I know I did, when my daddy went to his heavenly home. God is a awesome God.and he holds the future for us. Peace be with the family and loved ones. Just look forward to that wonderful reunion there will be.

David Johnson
   Posted Sun July 15, 2012
My prayers go out to Keiths family. I work with Keith for quite a few years at Mock he was one of the most talanted sheetmetal men i have everyseen i also considered him a friend. Since i left Mock we have stayed in contact by phone or by meeting for lunch once or twice a year. I owe alot of my success to Keith he taught me alot when i worked with him and even after with advice if i needed it. Keith you will be missed you were a legend in our industry.

Daphne Wells
   Posted Sun July 15, 2012
Cindy I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and pryers go out to you, Brittany, and Brett and all the family. Just know God is with you and arms are aound all of you. LOve you..

johnny bittle
   Posted Mon July 16, 2012
You are in our prayers during this time of loss, Keith was a very dear friend and coworker. He will sorely be missed. May god comfort you and your family.

Robert Stephens and family
   Posted Mon July 16, 2012
Our thoughts prayers are with your family at this time of sorrow.My husband always spoke highly of Keith,he was a wonderful person to work with and a friend who would always have a smile on his face.He will be greatly misssed.Our family prayers will be for strength,comfort and faith for your family at this difficult time.

Michelle McCorkle
   Posted Mon July 16, 2012
Dear Brittany and Blake, We are so sorry to hear about your father. I remember how proud and happy he was at your wedding. It is heartbreaking to lose him at such a young age. How wonderful that he was able to know and love Emme Grace. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Tony and Betty Ann Watkins
   Posted Mon July 16, 2012
Cindy, we are praying for you and your family during this difficult time. May God comfort you at this time and during the days to come.

Maria Coleman
   Posted Mon July 16, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about Keith. I remember the long endless days of summer when we all used to play together. He was a special childhood friend and will be missed. My prayers go to his family at this time.

Edwin and Bethann Patrick
   Posted Mon July 16, 2012
Bethann and I are very sorry for your lose. Keith was so much help to me and Faith at the hogs shows. We were new to this and Keith helped us in anyway he could. I thank the Lord for giving me the time to meet and get to know Keith. We will be praying for those left behind.

Melissa Akins & Family
   Posted Mon July 16, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.

Della Page Holt
   Posted Mon July 16, 2012
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all.

Isaac & Crystal McDuffie & family
   Posted Mon July 16, 2012
Our prayers and thoughts are with you in your time of loss. Kieth was such a good man and he will be missed by many. I was fortunate to be able to work with Kieth for many years at mock. Kieth and I would spend hours talking about our wives and children while we probably should have been working. Kieth loved his family with all his heart, and I am very thankfull for the time I got to spend with him. We will never understand why, for Gods ways are not our ways and we cant understand. I know God will call us all home and I look forward to seeing Kieth again. May god bless you and be with you in this time of loss.

Tiffany Parrish Hatch
   Posted Mon July 16, 2012
Cindy, Brittany, Brett, I can''t express how hard it is for me to not be there with my family. Keith was an awesome person,husband,dad,and grandfather. I pray for peace with my family and know I am there in heart and soul. I love you all so much and will see you soon. May God just hold you in His arms at this hard time.

Butch, Michelle and Mitchell Goff
   Posted Mon July 16, 2012
We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish precious memories. May God bring you peace in the coming days.

Wesley A., Anna and Gabriel Hooks
   Posted Mon July 16, 2012

My family and I are sorry for your loss, Keith was such a great cousin and will truly be missed, we will keep you and your family in our prayers. May GOD bless you and comfort during this time.........