Richard T. Willson, 91, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, February 10, 2015 in a local health care facility. He attended Boanergers Baptist Church. He was retired from Burlington Woolen Mills. He was a WW II veteran serving in the United States Coast Guard and was a member of the American Legion and Amvets.
Mr. Willson was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Syble M. Baxter Willson; son, Larry Richard “Rick” Willson; parents, Robert E. Willson and Annie L. Hibberts Willson; son-in-law, Bobby Ingram; five sisters and one brother.
Survivors include his two children: James Robert “Bob” Willson and Donna Willson Ingram both of Cleveland; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 13, 2015 in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastor David Disney officiating. Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the funeral home.
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the funeral home.
2:00 p.m. Friday, February 13, 2015 in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home