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Maj Robert Orrin “Bob” Wills

Maj Robert Orrin “Bob” Wills

Birth
Nemaha County, Kansas, USA
Death 16 Jan 2013 (aged 73)
Virginia, USA
Burial Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 103780354 · View Source
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Maj. Robert Orrin "Bob" Wills, USMC(Ret)

Robert "Bob" Wills, 73 of Daleville took his final walk at Greenfield Park with his dog, Holly, Wednesday, January 16, 2013. Born, April 15, 1939 a son of the late, Richard Wills and Isabelle Jackson Farrell. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Annalia Meredith Wills.
He was a member of Church of Transfiguration. Bob loved his church, his family and the Marine Corps. He retired from the USMC as a Major after 20 years of service. He was also stationed at Quantico, Camp LeJeune, Camp Pendleton, 29 Palms, Headquarters Marine Corps and the I & I Staff in Los Angeles. Bob commanded a 155 Howitzer Battery at 29 Palms. His awards included two Bronze Stars with Combat V and numerous other awards. After retirement Bob was chief of security at Hollins College for 15 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, chairman of the fund raising committee for church, a lector, served on the parish council and other committees. Bob never met a stranger, always had a story to tell and was a friend to all, new and old.
A mass of resurrection will be conducted at 10:00 AM, Monday, January 21, 2013 at Church of Transfiguration with Father Stephen McNally officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday, January 20 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM at Church of Transfiguration, 7624 Roanoke Road, Fincastle.
Burial at Godwin Cemetery, Fincastle.


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  • Created by: Anthony
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103780354
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Robert Orrin “Bob” Wills (15 Apr 1939–16 Jan 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103780354, citing Godwin Cemetery, Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Anthony (contributor 47193286) .