Gary Lee Wills was born December 10, 1937, at Oakwood, Oklahoma, to Armel and Mary Wills, and passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at the age of 85.
He was a resident of the Watonga community his entire life. Gary welded microwave towers all over the U.S. before taking over Wills Welding & Construction in the 1970’s. He attended and graduated from Oakwood High School and was a member of the Elks Lodge of Watonga and St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Watonga. He married Geraldine Dill in the 1960’s, and from that union his son Kerry was born. Later, on April 14, 1968, he was married to Joy Roberts, and from that union, their daughter Tracey was born.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Joy.
He is survived by one son, Kerry Wills and wife, Kimberly, of Los Angeles, California; one daughter, Tracey Rich and husband, Steve of Scottsdale, Arizona; one brother, Leon Wills and wife, Jane, of Edmond, Oklahoma; as well as six grandchildren, Sean Wills, Michael Wills, Tyler Wills, Tori Rich, Mallori Rich, and Rio Rich and numerous other relatives and friends.
There will be no viewing or visitation at the funeral home.
Graveside services for Gary will be held Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 1:00p.m. at I.O.O.F. Cemetery with Dr. Dwight McGee officiating and Wilkinson Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Watonga Senior Citizens Center.