Oakdale-Funeral service for Andrew Willis, 81, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Ardoin/Allen Parish Funeral Home of Oakdale. Rev. Joe Wellman will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakhill cemetery under the direction of Ardoin/Allen Parish Funeral Home of Oakdale.
The family will receive visitors at Ardoin/Allen Parish Funeral Home of Oakdale from 4-10 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018. Visitation will resume at the funeral home on Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. until time of service.
Andrew was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great-great grandfather. He was well known in the community and worked hard as a logger to provide for his family. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Andrew loved to hunt and enjoyed doing mechanic work. He helped many people throughout the years by being able to fix their vehicles’. He served our country in the United States Air Force, Army, and National Guard. He was a member of Oakhill Baptist Church for many years. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Those left to cherish Andrew’s memory include his three daughters, Denise Laird and husband, Patrick, of Oakdale, Andrea Willis of Oakdale, and Gayla Book and husband, Gary, of Monterey, La; two sons, Darrell Willis and wife, Brenda, of Lake Cove, La and Tommy Willis of Oakdale; one sister, Julie Strother of Oakdale; 19 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; and numerous great-great grandchildren.
Andrew is preceded in death by his parents, William Willis and Meley Coker Willis; four brothers, Gilbert, Sidney, Leonard, and Olin Willis; four sisters, Ezzie Welch, Agnes Parker, Manilla Young, and Olive Willis; one son, Stephan Lee Willis; and two daughters, Collette Book and Vicky McDaniel.
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