David

March 7, 1954 ~ September 14, 2021

Born in: Vincennes, Indiana
Resided in: Vincennes, Indiana

David Lynn Willis went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at his residence with his family by his side in Vincennes, Indiana. He was born on Sunday, March 7, 1954.

Those left to cherish his memories includes his wife, the love of his life Tania Willis of 31 years, son Andrew Willis wife Heather, daughter Lindsey Willis, (Eric), son Toby Coatney wife Misti, Cody Parman wife Amanda, one brother Jimmie L France wife Linda; 5 grandchildren Destiny Willis, Yianna Willis, Simon Willis, Makenzie Willis, Christian Coatney, Alec Coatney, Caleigh Ramsey, Nolan Parman, Emmett Parman, Reese Parman; 2 great grandchildren Archer Tittle, Maia Coatney, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and  other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father James O. Willis, mother Marjorie L. Soden Willis, brother Wayne Catt, sister Leona Faye Scott, brother Mike Willis, sister Pam Eliott, brother Eugene Catt, sister Barbara Catt, along with other relatives and friends.

David Lynn Wills graduated from Oakland City College with a BA degree in Theology. He is an ordained minister for The General Baptist denomination. He was a former deacon at First Baptist Church and a lay minister at Bethlehem Church in Vincennes. Spending years in Honduras as missionaries was a great experience for him and Tania. He loved to preach and tell others about Christ. He loved the ministry and loved his family dearly. Marital arts, was important to him, he taught others for over 40 years.  He loved to fish, work, and take care of others.  He will be deeply missed by all!

Funeral services celebrating the life of David Lynn Willis will be held on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home 524 Broadway Street Vincennes Indiana.  Officiating will be Rev. Cody Parman. Interment will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Vincennes, Indiana. Under the direction of Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, Vincennes; Indiana.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at 11:00 am until service time at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Faith Home or LAM program in honor of him.

Online condolences may be made at goodwinsievers.com

 

Services

Visitation: September 17, 2021 11:00 am - September 17, 2021 1:00 pm

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home - Vincennes
524 Broadway Street
VINCENNES, IN 47591


Funeral: September 17, 2021 1:00 pm

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home - Vincennes
524 Broadway Street
VINCENNES, IN 47591


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Charities

The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in David Lynn Willis 's name.

General Baptist Ministries

100 Stinson Dr.
Poplar Bluff, MO

https://giving.ncsservices.org/app/giving/gbgiving

Knox County Life After Meth

105 Broadway St.
Vincennes, IN
812-830-8238
https://www.knoxcountylifeaftermeth.com/donate

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  1. I didn’t know David, but I know his son Andrew, and he’s a good man, so David must have been a good father. Wishing you peace and rest.

  2. I enjoyed our time together at Faith Home. David always had a story to tell. He was a hard worker and he loved his family. Tania, you and all your family, are in my thoughts and prayers.
    May God bring you comfort and peace,
    Robyn Shoulders Todd

  3. Andrew and Lindsey and your families,
    So sorry for your loss. Find peace in your memories and know you’re loved!

  4. When Dave and Tania were missionaries, it was my good pleasure to be a monthly supporter of their ministry. Rest in Peace Brother Dave!!

  5. I worked with David at Pace several years ago. He was such a kind good man.
    I enjoyed talking to him when I would see him in the halls. So sorry for your loss. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

  6. Tania, We know that Dave’s passing is bittersweet for you. He’s not suffering anymore and is in the arms of Jesus. What a day that will be when we see each other again.
    Hugs and prayers,
    Ivan & Sherri

  7. Another worker in God’s vineyard has earned his eternal retirement. My heart sends love and prayers for the comfort of his family. May the loving arms of many whose lives Dave touched surround you, and as you remember his servant-life, may our Lord give you peace.
    Eddi Marie Evans Julian
    Herald G.B. Church, Modesto, CA

  8. What a gift David & Tania was to me and my children.. I will never forget your kindness… I will miss you my friend

  9. David will be missed. We worked together for years, and he took the time to talk to everyone. He always had a smile for me and some advice when I needed it. 🙂

    Condolences to the family. May God wrap His loving arms around you to comfort you during this time.

  10. Prayers of comfort for all. What a great man. Always eager to ask, how you doing when arriving for church. Always sharing a smile with Hope until she was big enough to on to class. Performed my (Shawna’s) grand fathers funeral. He will be missed by many!

    The Ault Family
    Matt, Shawna, Hope Ault
    Seth and Gabrielle Ault

  11. David was a man that I looked up to at a very young age in ministry. I looked to him for encouragement and guidance. I admired his unending faith. He never looked down on me because of my youth and my past. He was full of love and always made me laugh at the little things. He was a man of forgiveness and mercy. I miss his silliness in not taking life too seriously and his listening ear. He is experiencing the promise of our savior now. Rocking with Jesus! Tania I love and miss you. Know you are in my prayers in this time.

  12. Please accept our sympathy! We didn’t know him personally but had heard wonderful things about him. Sending hugs to Cody, Amanda and the whole family.

  13. Honored to have known David as a young person. His legacy will live on through his family, who he taught to be thoughtful, kind people, and whose friendship I continue to treasure. May all of you find peace.

  14. I have known David and Tania for many years, but I particularly enjoyed working with David when he worked at the Knox County Sheriff’s Department. He frequently transported inmates to the Knox Superior Court 1 for hearings. He always treated the prisoners with kindness and respect and I particularly appreciated that. He never forgot that inmates were people even when they were in court for serious offenses.

    I always enjoyed talking with David. He always seemed to be smiling. I always admired his humor and pleasant disposition.

    I extend my condolences to Tania and to the rest of David’s family.

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