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Robert Allen "Rip" Willis

November 9, 1926 ~ June 29, 2019 (age 92)
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Message from Michael Webb
July 25, 2019 11:31 AM

What can I say about Uncle Rip? He always had a story to tell at the dinner table on Christmas or Thanksgiving. Rip wasn't my uncle by blood but I knew him since I was born. Every holiday was spent with him and his wife around the table at Granny Scott's house. Keep watching over us Uncle Rip and keep my Granny company. Love and miss you. 
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A candle was lit by Kenneth Howard II on July 3, 2019 2:33 PM
God Bless you. Our thoughts and prayers are for you in this difficult time. 
Message from Raymond Burke Jr
July 3, 2019 9:07 AM

Mrs. Willis and Family,

My sincere condolences to you and your family. Mr. Willis was the first Barber to cut my hair early 1960’s I remember as a youngster how comfortable he made me feel. He cut my hair many times after wards and even after I joined the Navy in 1976 whenever I was back in Amelia would stop by and have him cut my hair. We talked about joining the Navy and what it meant to serve our country and how proud he was to have served. In January 2013 I was fortunate to see Mr Willis after 40 plus years and had a great conversation about Navy Life and what it meant and means to have the honor of serving the United States Of America. I learned all the great things he did after his time in service to our great Country. To the family may God provide you comfort as you walk this difficult journey. To my shipmate and Friend “Fair Winds And Falling Seas”. Thank you Sir for you outstanding service to America. You Did Good!!!!!

Raymond Burke JR.
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A candle was lit by Tommy and Frankie Nester on July 2, 2019 5:23 AM
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A candle was lit by Les&Bonnie Lanyon on July 1, 2019 9:44 PM
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A candle was lit by Tammie Felts on July 1, 2019 6:47 PM
A wonderful man whom our family will miss greatly!
David and Tammie Felts
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A candle was lit by Inez L. Burris on July 1, 2019 5:59 PM
Sorry for your loss.
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A MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was ordered on July 1, 2019
Message from Becky Smith Rose
July 1, 2019 10:34 AM

To Wilma and family:
There are many people who will be at heaven’s door to greet Rip.
He is the end of a wonderful era of Amelia icons.
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A candle was lit by Nancy Lynn Lowery on July 1, 2019 6:14 AM
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A candle was lit by Nancy Lynn Lowery on July 1, 2019 6:11 AM
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Message from Robbie Anderson
June 30, 2019 11:15 PM

Remember him well. Cut my hair many times as i grew up
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A candle was lit by Kathy King on June 30, 2019 9:27 PM
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A candle was lit by Victoria C Gey on June 30, 2019 4:58 PM
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A candle was lit by Kelly Jo Aaron Porter on June 30, 2019 4:40 PM
Deepest sympathy.
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A candle was lit by Penny Jackson on June 30, 2019 4:25 PM
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A candle was lit by Amy McMillian on June 30, 2019 4:00 PM
Message from Emily
June 30, 2019 3:53 PM

I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. One encouraging thought you might find comforting is found at John 5:28, 29. “The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” God gives us this beautiful hope that he will soon resurrect our dead loved ones and we can see them again on a paradise earth! I hope this promise brings you comfort as it does me.
Message from Emily
June 30, 2019 3:53 PM

I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. One encouraging thought you might find comforting is found at John 5:28, 29. “The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” God gives us this beautiful hope that he will soon resurrect our dead loved ones and we can see them again on a paradise earth! I hope this promise brings you comfort as it does me.
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A candle was lit by Jennie Hall on June 30, 2019 3:14 PM
I am so sorry to hear this. My love and prayers are with the family.
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A candle was lit by Susie Gunter on June 30, 2019 3:02 PM
Message from Susie Gunter
June 30, 2019 3:01 PM

Rip even cut my hair once. My sincere condolences to Wilma. Rest in Peace Rip.
Message from Gregory A and Linda Lou Eanes
June 30, 2019 2:15 PM

Mrs. Willis, Linda Lou and myself will always cherish the time we spent with you and Rip when I came back to Amelia to visit!! You have our condolences!!   Gregory and Linda Lou Eanes
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A candle was lit by Robbie and Gwyn Parsons on June 30, 2019 2:12 PM
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A candle was lit by Robbie and Gwyn Parsons on June 30, 2019 2:11 PM
He will be missed....
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A candle was lit by Anne Paige Griffin on June 30, 2019 2:06 PM
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A candle was lit by Allen and Sarah McMillion on June 30, 2019 1:39 PM
You will be missed but we will see you again! Well done good and faithful servant!💈
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A candle was lit by Norman and Barbara Harver3 on June 30, 2019 1:33 PM
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A candle was lit by Claudine Rudd on June 30, 2019 11:51 AM
Wilma, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
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