John Daniel “Danny” Willis Sr., 62, of Starke died on April 6, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Jacksonville on December 25, 1950 to the late Daniel “Willie” Willis and Delores Crews Willis. He was a resident of Starke for the past three years after moving from Macclenny where he resided since 1972. Danny served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and he retired from Haskell Steel Company as a foreman after 25 years. He loved spending time with his family and also enjoyed fishing, golfing and vacationing in the mountains.
Mr. Willis is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Connie Willis of Starke; children Becky (Derek) Crews of Macclenny and Danny Willis Jr. of Starke; sister Carolyn (Timmy) Sutherland of Jacksonville; his parents-in-law Jim (Jane) Raker of Maggie Valley, NC and Vivian Pilgrim of Macclenny; grandchildren Dustin, Madison and Ashton Haller, Kately Crews, Joshua and Melanie Willis.
The funeral service will be held at on Wednesday, April 10 at 2 pm at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services in Macclenny with Dr. Edsel M. Bone officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.