MORGANTON Rodger Willis, 64, of Morganton, reunited with his wife of 40 years, Linda Kistler Willis, in heaven, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. Born in Nebo, May 16, 1955, Rodger was the son of the late Roy and Ola Mae Willis. Rodger was a long time active member of West Court Baptist Church. Rodger enjoyed being outdoors, whether hunting or simply taking care of his yard. A gun enthusiast, Rodger liked to buy, trade, and collect guns. He also had a passion for cars. Even though his family knows he was ready to go, they will dearly miss him. Rodger leaves behind three children, Tabitha Boyce and husband, Robert, of Boiling Springs, Amanda Robinson of Morganton, and Aaron Willis of Morganton; two brothers, Guy Willis of Morganton and Randal Willis and wife, Ann, of Missouri; six grandchildren, Brandon Boyce, Brittany Cook, Bradley Boyce, Dorian Boyce, James Robinson II, and Rain Cavenaugh; and eight great-grandchildren. A service in celebration of his home-going will be held Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 3 p.m., at West Court Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Burchette officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., at the church, prior to the service. Burial will follow in the West Court Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Court Baptist Church Youth Fund at 355 W Court St., Marion, NC 28752. Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.
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