Willis Calvert

Willis_Calvert86, Oblong, Illinois

Visitation:  9:30 – 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, December 21, 2011 ~ Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois

Memorial Service:  10:30 A.M. Wednesday, December 21, 2011 ~ Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of the contribution to the Lawrence Crawford Association for Exceptional Citizens with envelopes available at Pulliam Funeral Home or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P.O. Box 121, Oblong, Illinois 62449.

Willis M. Calvert, 86, Oblong, Illinois passed away at 9:07 p.m. Sunday, December 18, 2011, at the Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Illinois.  Born in Hunt City Township, Jasper County, Illinois on June 19, 1925, he was the son of Ira Calvert and May Harrison.  Willis worked as a farm hand for Dale Aklin in the Hunt City area for many years and later for Lawrence Crawford Enterprises, Robinson, Illinois.  In his early years Willis attended Bethany Church, rural Jasper County, Illinois and recently attended the Oblong Wesleyan Church.  He was a resident of the Oblong CILA Home for 15 years.

Willis is survived by his close friends at the CILA Homes and loyal friends, Berlin & Gala Yockey.

Preceding Willis in death were his parents; brother and sister-in-law, Wilson & Edith Calvert; three half brothers, Louis, Clarence and Morris Calvert.

Bro. Jeff Monroney will officiate the memorial service.  Burial will be in the Mound Cemetery, rural Jasper County, Illinois.

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