Everett “J.R.” Willis, Jr., of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester. He was born on December 7, 1980, in Nuremberg, Germany, the son of Everett Willis and Sandra (Arrington) Robbins. J.R. graduated from Starmont High School in 1999 and later attended Kirkwood Community College for business.
J.R. later became a Certified Nursing Assistant and was a traveling CNA. He also was a manager at Strawberry Foods in Strawberry Point and was currently a cook and bartender at the Franklin Hotel in Strawberry Point.
J.R. enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and his dog, Casper.
Survivors include his mother, Sandra (Kurt) Robbins of Strawberry Point; his father, Everett (Katie) Willis of Monona; his paternal grandmother, Beulah Fadness of Cresco; his grandmother, Judy Robbins of Strawberry Point; his siblings, Brian (fiancé-Krystal Thole) Willis of Strawberry Point, Andrew (Erika) Willis of Saudi Arabia, Kristina Ahrens-Willis of Monona, Kaitlin (Roger) Sear of Elkport, Cody (Lacey) Smith of Arlington, Hope Robbins of Independence, and Tori Robbins and Kamryn Robbins both of Strawberry Point; his special friend, many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and his special companion, Casper, his dog.
J.R. was preceded in death by his son, Daniel; his sister, Sherry Lynn Willis; his brother, Earl Lee Smith, Jr.; his paternal grandfather, Robert Goeke; and his maternal grandparents, Raymond (Wilma) Lantz.
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