Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Ronald L. Willits, 86, of Ocala, FL, passed away Wednesday morning, June 15, 2022 at Estell’s Hospice House, Ocala, FL. He was born in Howard County on May 30, 1936, the son of Clarence and Eva Ellen Kendall Willits. Ron married Marilyn Shanks on August 24, 1957 and she preceded him in death on May 23, 2015. He later married Beverly Waters-Willits on September 11, 2018 and she survives.
Ron was a Journeyman Electrician and was employed by Chrysler Corp. for 30 years, retiring in 1991. He was a former member of Center Road Church, Kokomo, IN.
Ron is survived by a daughter Cynthia Crull and her husband Thomas, Jr. of Ocala, FL; grandsons Bradley Willits and his wife Andrea of Greentown, IN and Joshua Willits and his wife Faith of Kokomo, IN; great-grandchildren Cora, Matthew, Nevaeh, Aniyah and Jaxson and a brother Roger Willits and his wife Brenda of Greentown, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Marilyn, daughter Julie Ann Willits, son Barry Lee Willits and brother Delmar Dean Willits.
A service celebrating the life of Ronald L. Willits will be held at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at the Laird-Eddy Funeral Home, 201 N. Main St., Amboy, IN with Pastor Roy Jones officiating. Burial will be in Kendall Cemetery. Family and friends will gather from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, Wednesday at the Laird-Eddy Funeral Home.
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