April 12, 1964 – October 6, 2021
Rick "Ricky" Willis, 57, of Alma, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at his home. He was born April 12, 1964 in Fort Smith. He was a self-employed painter, and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Willis; and a son, Chad Corbell.
He is survived by two sons, Joey McAuley of Muskogee, and Cody Cole of Clarksville; his mother, Retta (Norman) Willis of Alma; two sisters, Brenda Lewallen of Alma, and Linda Jones of Petit Jean; a brother, Jimmy Willis of Alma; and several grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 11, 2021 at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Fort Smith, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.
Pallbearers will be Clayton Jones, Keagan Barnes, Zack Hooten, Todd Clark, Roy Cox, Stephen Harris, Stephen Robbins, and Aaron Putman. David Lewallen will serve as honorary pallbearer.
The family will visit with friends from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 10, 2021, at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR.
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October 10, 2021
Ricky was always a happy person. Always had a smile on his face no matter the circumstances. Full of life and joy. He was so very kind to me this past year in my losses. I remember the day he stopped by to offer his help in any way he could and his sincere condolences. This family as a whole are MY family! Much love and prayers for peace and comfort.
My prayer is, while we will all miss him, that we concentrate on him being made whole and suffers no more. He sits at the right hand of God our Father
Linda Howard, friend, neighbor & loved one
October 9, 2021
My friend Rick. He always made me laugh! He had a way of saying things that make you go Hmmmm! He was always in good spirits when I was around him. He spoke his mind as well! It was a shock to me when I read about his passing. My deepest condolences to the family and friends! I say that because he is my friend as well. Much love Rick, I'll be seeing you up the path of Heaven my brotha.