Bradford Alan Wills

October 20, 1952February 22, 2014

Bradford A. Wills Leslie, Michigan Age 61, died unexpectedly February 22, 2014. Born October 20, 1951 to Burton and Ida (Coyer) Wills, who preceded him in death. Brad is survived by his son Ryan Wills, his beloved partner of 17 years Lori Ross, his nephews Bill (Jessica) Johnston, Gregory (Rebecca) Johnston, his sister Cheryl (Robert) McCormick, his brother Dave Wills, several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Brad retired from General Motors (UAW local 602) where he worked as a skilled trades millwright. He was known for his many “government” projects for his friends. Brad enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, gardening and sharing the crops of his garden with friends and neighbors. He was known in the neighborhood as a go to guy for repairs or a just a friendly visit. He will be dearly missed and forever loved. The Funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 621 S. Jefferson, Mason, MI with Rev. Toby Teague of the Leslie First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions in Brad’s memory may be made to the Ingham County Animal Shelter, 600 Curtis Road, Mason, MI 48854.

The family is being served by the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI. On-line condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 26, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 27, 2014

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Andrew Buza

February 28, 2014

What a great guy to have known and worked with at gm. I remember his smile that would never go away even on major breakdowns . My condolences goes out to Lori and family. Andrew Buza (retired electrician)

February 28, 2014

Our Prayers Go Out To Lori And Family Love You May Brad R.I.P And god Speed To All.
Frank J Cepak.

Mary & Anna

February 28, 2014

We are all richer for having known Brad. Rare is someone that is so giving, so thoughtful, so loyal to family and friends. He lives inside all of us, in our memories. Let's all help each other out, as Brad did. We love you Lori, our hearts reach out across the country to you.

February 27, 2014

So Sad On Brads Passing It was A pleasure To No And Work With Him Through The Years R.I.P Brad..My heart Goes Out To You Lori And Family Our Prayers Are With You.

Ron and Anna Nethaway

February 27, 2014

We remember Brad for his help with the government work on my antique tractor. Ron worked with him at the old shop and the new one. We sent a care package after his tree stand accident.

Ron will think of him every day because there's a box on the wall in the new shop tagged with Brads name done by B. Wills Are thoughts are with you Lori stay strong. Ron and Anna Nethaway

February 26, 2014

My prayers go out for Lori and to Brad's family. So sorry to hear of your loss.

Bill Reed ( President - UAW Local 602 )

Renee & Mando

February 26, 2014

Lori we are truly sorry about Brad's passing. Let us know if you need anything. He will truly be missed.

Jim Mills

February 26, 2014

So sorry to read of Brad's passing. I remember how much he cared for you Ryan. I feel badly for you but I'm sure you'll do well and remember lots of good memories to carry you through. Best wishes at a hard time.

Kenneth Crim

February 26, 2014

Brad was a very good man, a very good millwright. He was one of my very first apprentices, and I really enjoyed working with him.

Laurie Matthews

February 26, 2014

I didn't know Brad very well, but my mom and dad talked of Brad so often, it felt like he was my neighbor too. My parents couldn't have had a better neighbor and friend and after my father's passing, Brad stepped it up even more. He would stop by to visit my mom, bring her gifts from his garden, offer to pick up items at the store and plow her driveway. Brad wins Neighbor of the Year Award in my mind. He will be greatly missed by so many. I give my love and prayers to Lori and all his family.