Harold Willis

June 28, 1934 - August 26, 2023

06/28/1934 - 08/26/2023

Past Services

Wednesday September 13, 2023
2:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Memorial Park
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Harold Willis, 89, of Tabor Road East Flat Rock, NC passed away Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Pardee Hospital.

Born June 28, 1934, in Yancy County, Harold was the son of the late William and Thelma Metcalf Willis.

He worked in the tree business for over 45 years. Harold loved his family as well as hunting and fishing.

Harold is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Alphia Queen Willis.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his children Elisa Barnwell of Fletcher, NC, Mark Willis of Waterloo, SC, Kim Willis of East Flat Rock, NC, Chris Willis & wife Lisa of Lyman, SC and Dusty Willis of East Flat Rock, NC. Harold had 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren whom he loved dearly. He is also survived by sisters, Juanita Bucker and Linda McDaris.

Mr. Willis is predeceased by brothers James Willis and JC Willis and sisters Hazel Lee Willis, Margie Brock, Irene Griffin, Naomi McPeters, and Cheryl Rector, a grandson Robbie Barnwell and granddaughter Emily Willis.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Pastor Chris Norris will officiate the graveside service, where Harold and Alphia, who passed away 11 days following Harold’s passing, will be laid to rest together. Harold’s sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers, honoring their beloved father and grandfather.

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Brittney Cain
3 months ago

i still think every day about you and Nana my son will carry not only ur name pawpaw but i see u in him his smile n laughter but also his kind heart you and nana are god’s true feeling on what marriage is ment to be i hope i can have at the very least a sliver of wat yaw had i love you both and miss u dearly… love Britt

Alisa Dean
5 months ago

Dear Willis Family,
Prayers for all.
I remember your parents from many years ago. Your father drove the church bus as your mother provided a comedy show for all us children. They loved us and taught us a lot about Jesus.
Visiting your parents home back in the mid 70’s you seen a genuine love they had for each other as well for others. Time goes by so quickly and I have thought of them both often. I will continue to keep all in my prayers.
Alisa Dean (Sizemore)

Jeremy Willis
5 months ago

Harold was the best grandfather/Papaw anyone could ask for and I’m sure going to miss him dearly. He was the most kindest, genuine human being and every time we talked it made me smile and happy. Although it’s hard to see him go I’m happy and content knowing he’s right beside Jesus and no more pain. Love you Papaw.

Ron Price
5 months ago

My deepest sympathy to the Harold Willis family. Sending prayers for strength and comfort.

tony pressley
5 months ago

to this entire family i am sorry for your loss you are in my thoughts and prayers i know how much this family loved this man from being around them god bless all of you