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Freddie John Willis

August 13, 1937 — April 1, 2020

Freddie John Willis, age 82 transitioned from this earthly life to eternal life on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Freddie John Willis was born on August 13, 1937 in Houma Louisiana. He was the youngest of 7 siblings born to Kervin Willis and Olevia Williams-Willis.

Freddie is preceded in death by his parents, 7 siblings, and former spouse to whom his daughter, Kim Willis, was born.
He attended school in Houma LA.

In 1960, he was drafted into the US Army where he spent the next 31 years serving his country throughout the world. His career included tours of Vietnam, Turkey, Germany, and the United States. As a paratrooper, he served with the 82nd Airborne in Fort Bragg, NC and the 101st Airborne unit in Fort Campbell, KY. He retired honorably in 1991 settling in Nashville TN with his wife of 51 years, Philomenia S. Willis and son, Richard Kervin Willis.

Freddie is survived by his wife, Philomenia S. Willis; daughter, Kim Willis; son, Richard Kervin Willis; stepson, Robert Pullen; stepdaughter, Patrice Pullen Shields; sister, Dorothy Coleman; a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, and friends.


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Family Visitation (Only)

Monday, April 6, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Lewis & Wright Funeral Directors

2500 Clarksville Pike, Nashville, TN 37208

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Family Gathering (Only)

Monday, April 6, 2020

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Lewis & Wright Funeral Directors

2500 Clarksville Pike, Nashville, TN 37208

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The Service of Committal and Interment (PRIVATE)

Monday, April 6, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery

7931 Mc Crory Lane, Nashville, TN 37221

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