The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Obituaries

November 17, 2013

Fred V. Wills

GEORGETOWN — Fred V. Wills, 60, of Georgetown, passed away at 2:14 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at his home.

He was born on Oct. 6, 1953, in Danville to Earnest Jack and Mary Ellen Covert Wills. Fred had been married to Nancy Fleming, with whom he had two sons.

He is survived by his sons, David V. (Danelle) Wills of Georgetown and Jason M. Wills of Danville; a brother, Larry (Sandy) Wills; and five grandchildren, Keegan, Izabella, Cruz, Jaylie and Cooper Wills.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Mickey Wills.

Fred had served his country in the United States Navy and, until his recent retirement, had worked at the VA Illiana Health Care System. He liked to drive any kind of new car at his son’s work and would often spend time riding his motorcycle, but Fred’s true passion was his family. He cherished his time spent coaching his boys’ baseball and soccer teams and never missed one of his grandkid’s sporting events.

Most of all, Fred loved to spend time with his grandchildren. Fred loved his family and fought hard for what he believed in. He was unbelievably proud of his two boys and was so happy to be a part of his very special grandchildren’s lives.

He was more than a father, he was our best friend; the rock of our family. He would be there for you no matter what, day or night. He would always tell the grandkids, “Don’t ask, you can have it.”

Friends and family are welcome to gather for visitation from 4-8p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home in Danville.  Cremation rites will be accorded following.  A procession to Greenwood Cemetery for burial will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the funeral home.  Immediately following the committal, all are invited to the Danville VFW to share stories and memories of Fred’s Life.  Memorials may be made to the family at Landmark Credit Union for an education fund set up for his grandchildren.

Please join Fred’s family in sharing memories, photos, or video of his life through his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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