May 5, 1943 - September 6, 2021
Herbert Jerald Willis, 78, of Sylvania passed Monday, September 6, 2021 at the East Georgia Regional Medical Center. Jerald was born to William Herbert and Lottie Lutitia Lariscy Willis. He was a graduate of Screven County High School, reared in the Buck Creek United Methodist Church, and had recently attended Little Horse Creek Baptist Church. He served his community by his many years of employment with the Sylvania Police Department and Screven County Sheriffs Office. He later would obtain his CDL and was employed as a truck driver until his retirement. He had a great passion for gunsmithing and practiced his craft for more than 40 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and time spent with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Sandra Eugenia Willis and Darweese Willis Bazemore. Survivors include his two sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Michelle Willis and Brad and Allison Willis, all of Sylvania; grandchildren, Myles and Brooke Willis, Avery and Autumn Willis, Taylor Lariscy, Laney Willis, Ryan and Paige Stone, all of Statesboro, Cody Willis of Tennessee, Macy and Blake Hughes of Newington, Lawson Lee, Samantha Lee, Nadia Willis, Madi Willis, and Anniston Willis, all of Sylvania, great-grandchildren, Kolby Lariscy, Dani-Grace Willis, Kaylex Willis, Cole Stone, Reid Hughes, and Khai Wright. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 6:00-8:00pm at the Joiner Anderson Funeral Home Screven Chapel. Services will be held Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 11:00am at the Buck Creek United Methodist Church with Rev. Travis Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randy Edenfield, Dana Waters, Timmy Joe Owens, Keith Oglesby, Rodney Doyle, James Snow, and Guy Greene. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at https://donate3.cancer.org/ Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com Joiner Anderson Funeral Home Screven Chapel is in charge of all arrangements.
Herbert Jerald Willis, 78, of Sylvania passed Monday, September 6, 2021 at the East Georgia Regional Medical Center. Jerald was born to William Herbert and Lottie Lutitia Lariscy Willis. He was a graduate of Screven County High School, reared... View Obituary & Service Information
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