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Albert Willis, Jr.

Albert Willis, Jr.

Sunday, August 21st, 1949 Friday, July 24th, 2020

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Obituary for Albert Burns "Al" Willis, Jr.

Albert (Al) Burns Willis, Jr., passed away peacefully at home on July 24, 2020 at the age of 70, with his loving wife Debbie by his side.

He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Burns Willis, Sr.; mother, Marie; sisters, Carol and Jane Ann, and brothers, Bill and Robert Willis.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years Debbie Willis; sons, Justin and Jared Willis; daughters Michele Becker and Christine Lindsay; step-children Jay and Dean Johnson, Michelle Barnhart, Amanda Sours, Jacqueline Parsons, and Zack Crowley; and twelve grandchildren.

Always a talented musician and songwriter. He was a lead guitarist and vocalist for Nashville Recording Artist Buddy Kay and the Blue Notes. He played bass for Thorns and Roses, WV Mountain Music. Warner Brothers requested a demo and considered them for a recording contract. Al also played in a Windstar Environmental fundraiser with John Denver. He was recognized by the Martinsburg Journal for “Wake Up, West Virginia”, a song he wrote for WV Day in 1989.

Al also had a love for the law. He graduated top of his class in May 2013 from Blue Ridge Technical College with his Paralegal Degree. He graduated at the top of his class, Phi Beta Kappa. He was awarded the All-State WV Academic Team award from the Governor of WV.

Al was greatly loved and will be sorely missed by his family and friends. In the wise words of Albert Willis, No Matter Where You Go, There You Are.

Services and interment are private.

Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home.

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Bonnie Gugar

Deb, I am so so sorry for your loss! He belonged to all of us....we are surely going to miss the lovable Dr.G! Ron and I are deeply saddened this day as we have learned this.....We love you dearly!

Love Bon and Ron
Comment | Posted at 05:16pm via Condolence
DW

Deborah Willis

Thank you so much.
Posted at 09:40pm
JK

Jean Kuhns

I’m so sorry for your loss! Al was a great guy. I was so happy that he was able to attend Einstein 50th class reunion. It was good seeing him there. RIP my friend!
Jean Kuhns
Comment | Posted at 08:19pm via Condolence
DW

Deborah Willis

Thank you. I am so glad we went.
Posted at 11:54pm
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David & Marissa

Al, you were a great and talented guy and we dearly miss you. Thanks for all the memories. David and Marissa
Comment | Posted at 08:37pm via Condolence
DW

Deborah Willis

Thank you both.
Posted at 11:58pm
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Jeff Atkins

RIP, my friend, you will be remembered and missed
Comment | Posted at 02:35pm via Condolence
DW

Deborah Willis

Thank you
Posted at 11:59pm
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