of Springfield, AR
March 2, 1958 - March 21, 2021
Lester "Karo" Willis of Birdtown, AR passed away on March 21st, 2021 at his home in Birdtown, AR. Karo was a Pastor at Hickory Grove church in Austin, AR. He loved spending time on his tractors working at his home with his wife Ann. For the past ten years, Karo worked as a mechanic for Bobby Kennedy Construction. Prior to that, Karo worked as a tractor mechanic and was widely known throughout the state and surrounding area. He touched a number of lives in and out of his church and will be missed by all. Karo is preceded in death by his son, Justin Keith Willis, his father, Lester "Bud" Willis, and paternal grandparents, Butler and Veda Willis, and his maternal grandparents, Ferman and Nettie Fulmer. He is survived by his wife of thirteen years, Patricia Ann Willis who were married November 2nd, 2007 in Heber Springs. His children, Lester "Robbie" Willis and wife Kasha; Steven Willis and husband Robert; Christopher Rhoads, Brandon Junek, and James "Jim" Junek, His mother, Claudia Velma-Jean Willis; sister Peggy Berry and husband Phillip Joe; brother Waymon Willis and wife Nita; sister Donna Rees-Nusser and wife Jenn, grandaughters Rebecca Rhoads and Kaitlyn Landsbaugh; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be from 6pm to 8pm Thursday, March 25th at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Greenbrier. Funeral service will be at 10am Friday at the funeral home with Bro. James Willis officiating. Burial will follow at Kilgore Cemetery in Springfield, AR.
Sorry to hear about your dad. Love and prayers
I’m so sorry for hear of Karo’s passing. I worked with Karo years ago and have many good memories of those times. Prayers for all the family during this time.
Jean and family I am so sorry for the loss of Karo. He was a great person I always enjoyed visiting with him. Praying for you and your family
We are so sorry for your loss.
Robbie and Steven we are so sorry to hear about Karo, we will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers and we love you.
Such a great man. He will truly be missed.