<strong><img class="size-medium wp-image-45355 alignleft" src="https:\/\/mountainmessenger.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2020\/03\/obit-James-Willis-199x300.jpg" alt="" width="199" height="300" \/>Alderson<\/strong>-James Lee Willis, 67, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at his home in Alderson following a long illness.\r\n\r\nBorn Mar. 15, 1952, in Ronceverte, he was the son of the late Orville Lee Willis and the late Ruby Ellen Cutlip Fitzwater.\r\n\r\nIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Karl Edward Fitzwater.\r\n\r\nMr. Willis was a retired self-employed carpenter.\u00a0 He enjoyed gardening, hunting, going on nature walks, raising rabbits, and helping others. He will always be remembered for his generosity, kindness and caring, and always putting others before himself.\r\n\r\nSurvivors include his loving wife of two years, Traci Ann Baldwin Willis of Alderson; two brothers, Henry \u201cBo\u201d Fitzwater and wife Jenny of\u00a0 Victoria, VA, and Tommy Fitzwater of Victoria, VA; two sisters, Theodora Hicks of Renick, and Bobbie Jo Fitzwater of Alderson; and several aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.\r\n\r\nFollowing cremation, a memorial service will be held at a later date.\r\n\r\nFor those wishing to show an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to help the family with funeral expenses to Lobban Funeral Home, P.O. Box 100, Alderson, WV 24910.\r\n\r\nOnline condolences and memories may be shared with the Willis family at www.lobbanfh.com.