Joseph Farrell Willis

Joseph Farrell Willis, age 83, passed away November 19, 2017. Joe was born in North Carolina on April 14, 1934. He grew up on the Gulf Shores as a Commercial Fisherman. He moved to Texas in 1957. There, he met and married Anne Adams in 1965. Together, they opened Falcon Seafood in 1980 and they retired in 1998, after selling the business. He then helped Anne in running Swede’s Real Estate. Joe was a founding member of, and instrumental in, the creation of the CBVFD. He was also a long-time member of the FOE in Crystal Beach.

Joseph was a beloved member of his community and became “Papa Joe” to friends and family. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, but quietly supported Anne’s team, The Houston Texans.

Joe is survived by his wife of fifty-two years, Anne Willis; sons, Tim Willis and wife Beverly and Leonard Willis; grandchildren, Devin Willis and his wife, Christine, and Tyler Willis; great-grandchildren, Kaydence Willis, Gabriella Willis-Blevins, Joseph James Willis, Shyleigh, Layklen and Rohen, along with brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and numerous friends.

He will be missed by his many family and friends.

[11-27-2017]

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