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Gordon Eugene Willis

1929 ~ 2021 (age 91)


On the evening of Monday, March 22, 2021, Mr. Gordon Eugene Willis, age 91, of Marion, peacefully left this world during his stay at Fleshers of Fairview. A native of McDowell County, he was born on May 21, 1929.


Gordon was best Known around town by his nickname, Buddy. He helped to repair and build lots of buildings and homes in McDowell County. The best thing he ever built was his friendships. Everyone he met was never a stranger to him. He made friends so easy wherever he went. Gordon was a funny man and always left you laughing. He loved his dog, Spot and working in his yard. Gordon also really loved to eat! A true friend to all, Gordon will be fondly missed by all who had the chance to know him.


Left behind to cherish his precious memories are his daughter, Peggy Long (Lonnie), one sister, Polly, several grandchildren, and many special nieces and nephews.


A private graveside service will take place at Glenwood Cemetery where Gordon will be laid to rest among his beloved family who have passed before him.

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