Robert Grant Wills
1940 - 2012
Robert Grant Wills, born Aug. 27, 1940 in Compton, Calif. to parents OH and Carmen Wills, passed away Jan. 5, 2012 in Payson, Ariz.
Mr. Wills is survived by his wife of 31 years, Ivy J. Wills; his sons, Bob Jr. (Sherry), John (Traci) and Joe; his daughters, Jewel, Jackie (Mike), René (Jimmy) and Sharon; his sister, Delores (Sherrill); and 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bill and Lawrence; and sister, Paula.
Mr. Wills was an entrepreneur of many businesses, the latest being Arizona Coil Winding here in Payson, Ariz.
He was a lifetime member of the Elks and has been through all the chairs two times here in Payson and in Lawton, Okla. He was also very instrumental with the formation of the Elks’ Hoop Shoot and Soccer Shoot.
In some earlier years of his life, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Payson Chamber of Commerce and Gila County Sheriff’s Posse. He never met a stranger and was always the first to step up to the plate to help those in need.
“We love you Bob, Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, Brother, Uncle and Friends! May you Rest in peace. Gone but not forgotten. Love, Your family.”
A Celebration of Life was held at Payson Elks Lodge at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. Memorial donations may be made to Payson Elks Lodge #2154.