Richard Charles Willis

July 18, 1959October 9, 2020

Richard Charles Willis passed away on Friday, October 09, 2020, in Bowling Green, Kentucky after a long and courageous battle against lung cancer. He was 61. Richard was born on July 18, 1959, in Nashville, Tennessee to Dora Henderson and Carlton Willis.

Richard worked as a Tree Surgeon in his healthy days. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, buying and selling cars and playing cards with family and loved his dog, Diamond.

Richard is survived by his daughters, Crystal Grissom, Bridgette Welsh, Mary Garcia and one son, Jackson Owen; 3 Granddaughters, 7 Grandsons and 1 Great Granddaughter. He is also survived by his siblings Doris Owen, Carlene Carter, Charles Willis, Carl Willis, Herman Willis and a host of nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Dora and Carlton Willis, his siblings, Earlene Matthews, Darlene Goodrich, Eugene and Edward Ingram and grandson, Kenneth Austin Grissom.

The funeral service will be held at Eastland Funeral Home, 904 Gallatin Road, Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at 2 pm. A visitation before the service will begin at 10 am. The family will be there to welcome friends and relatives.

Burial to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 660 Thompson Lane, Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 3:30 pm.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020


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Kimberly Young

October 20, 2020

I am keeping the family in my prayers always I have a lot of good memories of Little Richie me and little Richie grew up together wewent together when we was young planned on getting married but we knew it would never happen because he was too wild and his young days laugh out loud but I have a lot of good memories in him he was always my friend and always will be Little Richie I'll see you on the other side one day love you my friend

Cody Harrison

October 17, 2020

Sorry I didn’t get to show up before this happened uncle Richie but I want you to know that you were a damn cool uncle and always was in a pretty good mood. And kept ppl happy sad to see you go but, I will see you again so in the meantime I’m gonna wait for the day that I can see my rad uncle Richie floating in the clouds. And in my heart is where I’ll keep you till the day. Just wanna let you know how much I missed you and love you Glad your not suffering anymore and feeling nothing but the holiness of heaven and having a good time love you uncle Richie.


Patsy Qualls

October 16, 2020

I remember when we all went to his house about a car. It was a very good visit !!

Leann Marcrum

October 16, 2020

This guy was one of a kind want be another like him. Really sad he had to face pain and sickness he has faced. He's now laying in peace with ones he loved. Miss you...❤ Richie, Darlene, and Ed. Your journey has begun. Will miss you Richie💔.

Janene Luckado

October 15, 2020

Baby Boy, you will always be cherished and live on in our memories and hearts. I know you are walking them streets of gold and having conversations with God. We know you will be watching over us. Prayers to the family and friends. Love to all. Too Tall & Sophie.

Georgia Dressler

October 15, 2020

Crystal, sending love and prayers to you. You lovingly cared for your daddy during his last days.

Linda and Milan Sanders

October 15, 2020

Crystal, Paw and I wish we could be with you on the 17th. You and his family are in our prayers. We love, Granny and Paw.

Shelly Adams

October 14, 2020

I hope and pray you are walking the streets of gold, no more pain, I hope you have found the love and peace you have long searched for! I hope you have a talk with Jesus’ and watch over our boy, I will not attend your funeral but I will visit your grave if Jackson wants to! Rest In Peace! Shelly

Regina Conaser

October 14, 2020

Uncle Richie gonna always love and miss you dearly and will always cherish our memories together rest n peace 😭


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