Donald Bartlett Wills


Donald Bartlett Wills, 88, of Fairmont, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (Dec. 30, 2018). He was born Aug. 4, 1930 in Fairmont a son of the late Clarence and Jo Bartlett Wills. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Patricia Meredith Wills whom he married on Jan. 12, 1952.
Don was a 1948 graduate of Fairmont Senior High School. He was a veteran with the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War and stationed on the waterways of New York City and Boston. He was a member of Monongah Baptist Church where he had served at a deacon and a trustee. Don had served as a milkman with Fairmont Foods before becoming a City of Fairmont Fireman and retiring in 1984 with over 22 years of service. He also owned Don Wills Eggs in Fairmont where he provided eggs to the Fairmont area stores. Don enjoyed spending his winter months in the Crescent Beach in St. Augustine, Florida. Don was a member of the Fairmont Elks Lodge and enjoyed watching the Steelers, Pirates, Jaguars and Mountaineers on television. He enjoyed gardening in his spare time.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three sons, Donald P. and his wife Debbie Wills of Jefferson, Iowa, Barry L and his wife Kim Wills of Flagler Beach, Florida and John D. and his wife Nancy Wills of McHenry, Maryland; his grandchildren, Amy Cardwell, Michael Wills, Zac Wills, Meredith Wills, Andrew Wills and Megan Vaughn, as well as six great-grandchildren and one expectant grandchild. He is survived by his brother-in-law, William Meredith of Sarasota, Florida.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, John D. and his wife JoAnn Springer Wills, and Lawrence Wills.
Memorial donations may be made to the Monongah Baptist Church, 256 Lyndon Avenue, Monongah, WV 26554.
Family and friends may visit from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Ford Funeral Home, R.C. Jones Chapel, 1410 Country Club Road, Fairmont. Visitation will continue from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2018 at the Monongah Baptist Church. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the church with Pastor David Huckins officiating. Interment will follow at the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Fairmont where the Marion County Veterans Council will hold military rites at graveside. Online condolences may be made to
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