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Robert Louis Willis - Class Of 1966 VIEW PROFILE

Robert Louis Willis

      NEWPORT NEWS - Robert "Bobby" Louis Willis, 67, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2016. He was a native of Havre de Grace, MD, and a resident of Hampton and Newport News for most of his life. Following graduation from Kecoughtan High School in 1966, Bobby was employed by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company. In 1967 he enrolled in the Apprentice School as an electrician and was in the Pi Phi Pi Sigma Phi fraternity. He served in multiple areas during his career at the shipyard and retired in December, 2014, as a Vendor Software Approval Analyst for the Virginia Class Submarine Engineering Material section. Survivors are his special longtime friend, Helene Flick, Newport News; mother, Lillian Willis, Hampton; nephew, John Willis, Norfolk; niece, Kathy Willis, Toano; former wife, Mary Staton; and aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 4, 1:00 p.m., at Bethel Baptist Church Family Life Center, 1647 Briarfield Road, Hampton. Arrangements are in the care of Peninsula Funeral Home.

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