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Rites held for Rance Willis

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Rance Juhree (“RJ”) Willis, beloved husband and devoted Mason, passed away from the world on August 11, 2022 at the age of 94. He leaves behind the love of his life for 74 years, Alice (Shope) Willis; three children including daughter Jeannie Mullen, daughter Kaydee McKinnis and partner Garland Head, and son Guy Willis and wife Cynthia; five grandchildren, including Wally Watson and wife Karrie, Shawna Tatum, Zach McKinnis, Stephanie Bennett and husband Spencer, Kayla Tweedy and husband Philip; ten great- grandchildren and one great-greatgranddaughter.

RJ was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Mattie (Tudor) Willis; and siblings, Cleta, Doris, Guy, and Tudor.

RJ joined the Air Force and served in both WWII and the Korean Wars. After honorably serving his country, RJ worked for Sun Oil Company, where he retired in 1989.

As a Master Mason in Allen Lodge No. 81, RJ loyally served his lodge brothers and his community for nearly 50 years. He helped numerous new members learn rites and progress the degrees of freemasonry; and counted this experience among his most treasured.

RJ will be remembered for his sense of humor, his dedication to helping others succeed, and his passion for his family and lodge brothers.

Funeral services were held August 16th at 11:00 am at Criswell Funeral Home. Interment was held at Rosedale Cemetery. Military Honors were conducted.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to the Allen Mason Lodge No. 81 (114 West Broadway Allen, OK 74825) or to the Allen Community Christian Cross account at Farmer’s State Bank (https://www.fsballen. com/).

RJ will be greatly missed by the many lives he touched.