Norman “Lee” Willis, 77, passed away Monday Jan. 12, 2009 at his home in rural Princeton

He was born
May 13, 1931 in Pike County to Norman and Frances (Rumble) Willis. 

He was a retired mechanic who worked for Dowell Co. for many years and last worked for
Evansville Truck Center

 Lee served in the U.S. Navy for two years then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a sergeant. He lived in
Princeton since 1971 moving here from Huntington WV.  He attended the Friendship Christian Church in Princeton.  He was a member of the Antique Machinery Association and the V.F.W. Post 1147.  He enjoyed restoring old cars and tractors and spending time with his family.

 Lee is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Troy and Shelly Willis of Princeton; three grandchildren, Chelsea Willis of Evansville, Kris Wilson of Jacksonville, Fla., J.P. Wilson of Princeton; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Marada Willis of Petersburg; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Rita Speedy and her family Tim, Angie and Jordyn Speedy, Angie and Andy Collins and Lane Deputy all of Princeton.

 He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Norma Lea (Hope) Willis in June 1995.

 Funeral services will be
11 a.m. Friday Jan. 16, 2009 at Colvin Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Siverly officiating.  Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Mt. Olympus



Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Colvin Funeral Home. V.F.W. Post 1147 will conduct military graveside services.