Benny Ray Willis passed away June 20, 2018

Benny Ray Willis, 82, of Quitman, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on June 20, 2018.  He was born January 10, 1936 in Guy, Arkansas to B.C. and Veda Tyler Willis.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Chester and Bud Willis.

Benny graduated from Quitman High School in 1955.  He was a Vietnam War Veteran and retired after 20 years of service in the United States Army.  He was a farm mechanic for 35 years.  He enjoyed playing his guitar, gardening and caring for his farm animals.  He was a member of Barney Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Woodall Willis, 2 sons James (Diana) Willis of Quitman and Ricky (Ellen) Willis of Bee Branch, 4 grandchildren Kelly (Matt) Johnson, Jason (Shanda) Willis, Keri (Barry) Dickey and Cody (Makayla) Willis, 7 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters Bobbie Willis Linn, Virginia Willis Dunahay and Linda Willis Herring, 1 brother Billy Farrell Willis and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm and funeral services will be Friday June 22, 2018 at 2:00pm at Olmstead Funeral Home in Heber Springs with Bro. James Willis and Bro. Bobby Woodall officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow in the Goodloe Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Barry Dickey, Matt Johnson, Jason Willis, Cody Willis, Andrew Johnson, Levi Willis and Fletcher Willis.

Arrangements are by Olmstead Funeral Home. www.olmstead.cc