“Those who knew him couldn’t help but love him.” Clyde Morris Wills, Jr., previously of Shady Spring, passed away November 28th, 2011 at Satilla Regional Medical Center in Waycross, Ga. To a lot of people he was known as either “Morris” or “Nifty.” He had been ill for sometime and had fought a very courageous battle. Morris had a great love for life.
He was born October, 20, 1941 at Affinity, W.Va., and was the son of the late Clyde Morris Wills and Reba Merle Richmond Wills.
Clyde was a graduate of Shady Spring High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Marines and proudly served his country until he received a medical discharged due to a serious accident. Morris received a degree in accounting at Beckley College. He was a self employed painter.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Wills, and most recently William “Bill” Wills.
Those left to cherish his memories are: his beloved wife Robin Ridenour Wills; a daughter Renee Harris of Brunswick, Ga.; a very special granddaughter Erin Lartz of Nahunta, Ga., who was dear to his heart and of whom he was especially proud of, a brother Daris Lemuel Wills and wife Judy of Shady Spring.
Also to cherish his memories are his nieces and nephews: Delisa Massie, Debbie Lester, Daris Lemuel Wills Jr., Lisa Wilson, Troy Ridenour, William Ridenour III, Frankie Ridenour, Sherry Browning, Drema Green, Rhonda Lynn, Ronnie Meadows Jr., Chip Ridenour Jr., Amber Ridenour and many great nieces and nephews. He leaves behind his two special dogs, Girly and Shadow.
Morris never met a stranger. He was always helpful and jovial. His sense of humor will be remembered by all who knew him. Morris never had a harsh word to say about anyone. His reply was always, “We’ll just leave that chapter out.” There was a special bond between his niece Debbie Wills Lester and him. He always referred to her as his “other daughter.” The special times they shared will be memories that will last for a lifetime.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2011 at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel with the Rev. Jack Barber officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.
Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Oak Hill VFW Post No. 3110 Honor Guard.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Daris Lemuel Wills Jr., Daris Lemuel Wills III, Mike Lester, Bill Massie, Kenneth Richmond and Ronnie Rose.
Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net
Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.