R.S. Wills, Jr.

Born: Tue., Dec. 3, 1940
Died: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019


Memorial Service

2:00 PM Thu., Jan. 17, 2019
Location: Carlisle Cemetery Chapel


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Russell Saint Clair Wills, Jr., 78, husband of 56 years to Kay Irvin Wills, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 at his home.

Born December 3, 1940 in Nicholas County to the late Russell Saint Clair, Sr. & Nora Stone Wills, R.S. was a 1959 graduate of Nicholas County High School, attended Morehead State University and was a former member of the Kentucky Army National Guard. A life-long tobacco farmer, he was also an Honorable Kentucky Colonel, a former Nicholas County School Board member, a member of Dougherty Lodge #65 F. & A.M. and member of the Carlisle United Methodist Church.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Julia Wills (Mark) Evans, and 3 granddaughters, Holly, Emily & Erin Hopkins, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Special thanks to his care-givers, the Kim Workman family and Kathy Rainey.

Also preceding him in death was a sister, Ruth Wills Ball.

Following cremation, a Memorial Service will be held in the Carlisle Cemetery Chapel on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. by Rev. Rocky Wallace.

Charitable donations may be made in R.S.'s memory to the following organizations:

Bluegrass Hospice Care
http://give.bgcarenav.org/
1317 US Highway 62 East, Cynthiana, Kentucky 41031
Tel: 859-234-6462

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
http://msfocus.org/Donate.aspx
6520 North Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Tel: 1-888-MSFOCUS

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Gary and Bonny Crawford
   Posted Fri January 11, 2019
We are so very sorry to hear about R.S. He was always so nice and we enjoyed talking with him. Our prayers and thoughts are with you
With Love and Sympathy for you all.
Bonny and Gary Crawford

Gary Ratliff
   Posted Fri January 11, 2019
Mrs. Wills, I am sorry to hear about R.S. If there is anything I can do for you or your family please let me know. I am very sorry for your loss.

Billy and Chloe Ann Stewart
   Posted Sat January 12, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of R.S. We have fond memories of him and our years at Morehead State University. The family has our deepest sympathy.

Ronnie and carol Caswell wills
   Posted Wed January 16, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Memories of R.S. go way back. He was a great cousin and man.
Praying for comfort for all of you at this time.
To Julie and girls- a dad and grandfather holds a special place in your heart.may you keep pleasant memories and know God’s comfort is there for you
From carol Caswell wills


Carl & Elizabeth Wills
   Posted Thu January 17, 2019
Dear Kay and Family, we are very sad at R.S. passing.
We wish the best for you all at this difficult time.
All of us was fortunate to have had R.S. for seventy eight years.
He always presented himself as a good man.
Carl and Elizabeth

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