October 21, 1939 - May 14, 2018
Johnny Lee Willis, age 78 and resident of Bogalusa, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018 at his residence.
He was born on October 21, 1939 in Bogalusa, LA. He was a United States Army Veteran. He was purchasing manager for 58 years at the International Paper Co. He was a member of Palestine Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Cathryn Kay Willis of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Barrett (Michelle) Willis of Covington, LA, and Chol (Lacretia) Willis of Bogalusa, LA; two brothers, Joby Willis, and Jimmy Willis both of Bogalusa, LA; four grandchildren, Grace Willis, Myrian Willis, Abigayle Willis, and Rachael Willis.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Otto Willis and Wilda Mae Mitchell Willis.
Visitation will be held at Palestine Baptist Church, 59369 Palestine Baptist Church Road, Bogalusa, LA 70427 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Bruce Spivey, Rev. Mike Spivey and Rev. Fred Brumfield officiating. Interment will follow at Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.