Darrell Denny Willis
April 13, 1942 – January 7, 2015
Darrell Denny Willis, age 72, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 7, 2015.
Born in Bloomfield, MO on April 13, 1942, Darrell was the son of James Hugh and Irene Denny Willis. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Army specializing in intelligence. Darrell made his career with the former MBNA, where he worked as an executive vice president, retiring after 40 years of dedicated service.
A true outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and sporting clays and was an avid Harley-Davidson enthusiast. Life was an adventure for Darrell and he looked forward to each day. His passion was his family and he made it his life’s mission to always put them first. A devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend, Darrell will be dearly missed by all.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Joan Kay. Darrell is survived by his beloved wife of 29 years, Vickie Kay Willis; daughter, Robin Willis McCormick; sisters, Karen Comfort (Steve) and Vickie Green (David); father-in-law, Donald J. Kay, USAF, ret.; and 2 grandchildren, Alyse and Chelsea West.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Monday evening, January 12, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday morning, January 13, 2015, at the funeral home. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ducks Unlimited, Inc., One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, Tennessee, USA 38120 or to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675(877.832.6997 /woundedwarriorproject.org) or to a favorite charity of the donor’s choice.