Raymond Lynn Willis

09/01/1944 - 02/22/2024


Obituary For Raymond Lynn Willis

Raymond Lynn Willis, age 79 of Greenfield, Ohio and formerly of Lima, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 1:51 p.m. at his residence with his family surrounding him.

He was born September 1, 1944, in Lima, Raymond A. and Katharine L. (Brothers) Willis who preceded him in death. On June 15, 1968, he married Cheryl V. Wheeler who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters: Melissa (Mark) Allen of Greenfield and Amanda (Brandon Wong) Willis of Sugar Land, TX; two grandsons: Thomas (Jessica) Spradlin of Galloway, and Noah Wong of Sugar Land; and two step grandsons, Seth Allen of Greenfield and Nicolaus Allen of Dayton.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen P. Willis.

He graduated from Lima Senior High in 1963 and then entered the U.S. Navy, serving his country for four years. Upon leaving the service, he began his career with Ohio Power, now known as A.E.P., working for 38 years. He was a philatelist and loved trains. He was a long-time member of Woodlawn Baptist Church, Lima. He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. and the past president of the U.S.S. San Marcos Reunion Association.

Visitation will be Friday, March 1, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at the Shawnee Chapel of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services. His funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2024, with Pastor Chris Stokes officiating, with military rites by V.F.W. Post 1275 and the U.S. Navy Honor Guard. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery following the service.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at


1 Mar


04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

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2 Mar

Funeral Service

10:00 AM

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  • 02/28/2024

    So sorry to hear. God bless and be with you and all the family. Our love and prayers. Don and Gatha Webb 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

  • 02/27/2024

    Cheryl and family - our love and prayers - Vicky and Rea Gault

  • 02/26/2024

    Praying for you through this time and remembering Mr. Rat smiling face! We love you, Nick and Leanne Morris

  • 02/25/2024

    Cheryl, Missy, Amanda and families, I am so sorry for your loss. Ray is such a great guy and I'm sure he is greatly missed. May God bless you during this difficult time. Love to you all!

  • 02/25/2024

    Hugs and prayers to Cheryl and family. Ray is at peace now.

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