James Lee Willis

Alderson-James Lee Willis, 67, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at his home in Alderson following a long illness.

Born Mar. 15, 1952, in Ronceverte, he was the son of the late Orville Lee Willis and the late Ruby Ellen Cutlip Fitzwater.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Karl Edward Fitzwater.

Mr. Willis was a retired self-employed carpenter.  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.

Survivors include his loving wife of two years, Traci Ann Baldwin Willis of Alderson; two brothers, Henry “Bo” Fitzwater and wife Jenny of  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.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at a later date.

For 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.

Online condolences and memories may be shared with the Willis family at www.lobbanfh.com.

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