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Berry Funeral Home

3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

Courtney "Cecil" Wills Jr.

February 16, 1937June 25, 2020

Courtney "Cecil" Wills, Jr. went to be with the Lord on June 25, 2020.

He was born on February 16, 1937 in West Virginia. He is a member of Colonial Heights United Methodist Church in Knoxville, where he worked as a custodian for many years and played the drums in the band with his friend Jeremy Reagan. He was a Scoutmaster and Charter Organization Representative for Boy Scout Troop 255. He received the Silver Beaver Award from Great Smokey District. He was President of the United Methodist Men's Club of Colonial Heights. He was a charter member of the Colonial Hardware Store Old Men's Club.

Cecil is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Wills.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 1:00pm at Woodlawn Cemetery, 4500 Woodlawn Pike, Knoxville with Rev. Rhonda Hobbs officiating. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Colonial Heights Methodist Church, 6321 Chapman Highway Knoxville, TN 37920. The family invites you to share fond memories and sign the online guestbook at www.berryfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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Courtney "Cecil" Wills Jr.

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Les Williams

June 28, 2020

Cecil was a manager at Miller’s Department Stores distribution center when I worked a summer job there in the early 70’s and we became good friends. Cy was always friendly, kind, generous and upbeat. He was a true friend to all he met. Cy enjoyed talking about playing drums with the Coy Tucker orchestra which was a well known Knoxville society orchestra from the 40’s through the 60’s. They played at country clubs, hotels, conventions and events regularly in the area. Cecil also was very involved in the days of VHS and cassette tapes in recording and sharing tapes of services and important family events and occasions at Colonial Heights Methodist. Cecil’s smile and friendship will be truly missed by all who knew him. Our world needs more people with he kind and generous spirit that Cecil shared with us. RIP Cecil!

CHARLES & JOYCE ELDER

June 27, 2020

CY WAS A SPECIAL PERSON.
WE APPRECIATE THE KINDNESS AND SUPPORT OF COLONIAL HEIGHTS METHODIST CHURCH FOR BEING THERE FOR CY.
MGB - JOYCE & CHARLES ELDER