Willis D. Gill

June 30, 1948January 9, 2021

Willis Dunsmore Gill, 72, of Clearfield, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Penn Highlands Clearfield.

Born on June 30, 1948 in Clearfield; a son of the late Archibald Dunsmore Gill and Stella (Fletcher) Gill.

Mr. Gill was the owner and operator of Bill Gill Towing.

He was a member of Clearfield Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #812, Clearfield Moose Lodge 97, and Mosquito Creek Sportsman Club.

Survivors include three children: Trudy McCool and her husband Christopher of Clearfield, Holly Tihansky and her husband David of Port Wentworth, GA, and Willis Gill, Jr. of Wilmington, NC; four grandchildren: Jade Rothrock, Alexis Tihansky; Zechariah Tihansky; and Olivia Tihansky; two great-grandchildren: Asher Rothrock and Judah Rothrock; six siblings: Alice Smeal, Carol Bumbarger, Gloria Calhoun, Genevieve McGonigal, James Gill, and Joyce Hugar; and was a father figure to Eric Kimbell. He was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings: Marvin Gill, George Gill, Robert Gill, and Marjorie Shaffner.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Crown Crest Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Arrangements are under the care of the Bennett & Houser Funeral Home, Inc. in Clearfield.


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Donna Mann

January 21, 2021

Our prayers and thoughts are with you all in this time of loss. Lots of memories to share. From our family to yours. Donna Smith Mann and Sylvia Jean Smith Bailey Lindy.

Ella Jane Fulmer

January 13, 2021

Bill was like Family to us He will be missed

Carol Shaw

January 13, 2021

Bill was a good friend and will be missed