March 8, 1990
REV. ARTHUR R. WILLIS
CALIFORNIA – The Rev. Arthur R. Willis, 83, died Monday, March 5, in Walnut Creek, Calif.
Mr. Willis was a former resident of Williamsburg and former interim rector of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Williamsburg. He served parishes in Illinois, Michigan, South Carolina, New York and Virginia for nearly 56 years. He was a docent at Burton Parish and Jamestown Festival Park. In 1972 he retired as rector of Grace Church, Hastings-on Hudson, N.Y. He was a 1932 graduate of St. Stephen’s (Bard) College, Annandaly, N.Y. He earned his theological degree from Seabury-Western Seminary, Evanston, Ill. He was ordained as a deacon and a priest in 1934.
Survivors include a daughter; a son; and six grandchildren.
A service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Monday in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Walnut Creek. His ashes will be interred in the Columbarium of St. Mar tin’s Church at a later date. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to St. Martin’s Memorial Fund.