of Hot Springs National Park, AR
August 29, 1943 - September 13, 2023
James Ray Willis, 80, of Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, formerly of Clarksville, died Wednesday, September 13, 2023 in Hot Springs. He was born August 29, 1943 in San Diego, California to James Boyd Willis & Argie Irene (Yates) Owens. James proudly served in the United States Army Special Forces. He spent several years on the City Council for Coal Hill, Arkansas. James enjoyed drinking coffee, watching the birds and he loved animals.He is preceded in death by his parents, James Boyd Willis & Argie Irene (Yates) Owens and three uncles.James is survived by his wife, Doris (Britton) Willis; two sons, Tony Norris and Troy Wooten; two daughters, Irene Emiko Willis and Monica McClure; 11 grandchildren, Tanyon Miyoshi Willis, Justin Edward Wallace McClure, Melanie Lynn McClure, Adrieanna Wooten Zoe Elizabeth Wooten, Alexander Wooten, Jesse Norris, Paige Powell, Rachel Morgan, Johnathon Spedowski and Joshua Spedowski; 11 great grandchildren and numerous other family and friends.The memorial service will be at a later date.Cremation is under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home. Online obituary at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clarksville.
Doris and Irene,I am so sorry to hear of James passing. One of the fondness memories is the purple people eater bobblehead he had on his car dash. When he took us for a ride I could not take my eyes off of its head bobbing up and down. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Irene and Doris sorry for your loss of James Ray. I have very fond memories of my cousin.
Doris and Irene so sorry hear about James (Jim) passing . I just was just told about him today. I will miss my special cousin very much.
He was a member of our family will be missed
It was an honor and privilege to call Jim my friend. He is loved and missed by many . RIP young man
Jim was a wonderful person, friend and father.
Iâ€™m so sorry for your loss. Love you.
RIP uncle Jim you will be missed.
I am so sorry............Jim and I had been friends for 35-40 years.My condolences to all of his family.