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Otis ‘Ray’ Willham

Otis “Ray” Willham, 88, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014. He was a resident of Greenwood.

He was born March 10, 1926, in Liberty, Ky., to the late Jacob M. and Ada Mae (Hatfield) Willham.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Judy (Bilbrey) Willham; a son, Leonard Paul Willham; two stepsons, Ricky D. (Barbara) Barnes and Justin G. (Regina) Barnes; a stepdaughter, Connie J. (Keith) Stillabower; six stepgrandchildren; and two great-stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, James, George and Earl Willham; and one sister, Mary Bell Absher.

Ray was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served our country in World War II, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5864 and American Legion Post No. 252.

He retired from Arvin Automotive and West Baking Co.

A service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Glenns Valley, Greenwood.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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