Elby Leon Willis

September 24, 1948May 1, 2018

Elby Leon Willis, 69, of Bassett passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018. He was born in Henry County, VA on September 24, 1948 to the late Elby W. Willis and Vada Pendleton Willis.

Mr. Willis was an automobile mechanic for over 30 years at Jimmy’s Tire and Auto.

Mr. Willis is survived by his wife, Janie Romans Willis, daughter; Amanda Wallace, sons; Matthew Willis and wife Alexis, and Daniel Willis, grandchildren; Cora Barker, Peyleigh Willis, James Willis, and Henry Willis, and best friend; Oscar Willis.

Visitation will be on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Bassett. The service will follow at the church at 2 p.m. with Pastor Lew Bennet officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made online to;


  • Vada Pendleton Willis, Mother
  • Elby W. Willis, Father
  • Janie Romans Willis, Wife
  • Amanda Willis, Daughter
  • Matthew Willis, Son
  • Alexis Willis, Daughter-in-law
  • Daniel Willis, Son
  • Cora Barker, Grandchild
  • Peyleigh Willis, Grandchild
  • James Willis, Grandchild
  • Henry Willis, Grandchild


  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 5, 2018

Elby Leon Willis

have a memory or condolence to add?


May 5, 2018

You were a true friend and the best mechanic I knew. You will be missed by all who knew and loved you. I offer my sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family.

Kathy Handy

May 3, 2018

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. If you need anything let us know. Your neighbors and friends Wayne and Kathy Handy

Dumpy and Brooksie Wilson

May 2, 2018

Today God called another borrowed angel home. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him but now he is home safely in the arms of Jesus.