A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late George A. and Alice Hensley Colbaugh. She was a homemaker and she was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church. Virginia loved people and enjoyed talked to her neighbors. She also enjoyed drinking coffee, watching the news and the Atlanta Braves baseball games.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude R. Willis; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Bare; a sister, Freda Buckles and two brothers, Edgar Colbaugh and Calvin Coolidge “Bo” Colbaugh. Those left to cherish her memory include two grandsons, Jerry Kenneth Bare and Daniel Allen Bare and wife Beth, all of Elizabethton; two great-grandchildren, Kendall Bare and Kacie Bare and a sister, Elsie M. Presnell, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor the life of Virginia Willis will be conducted at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services with Mr. David Siebenaler, minister officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon on Wednesday prior to the funeral service. Interment will follow the service on Wednesday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearer will be Larry Barr.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of Signature Health Care of Elizabethton and Jill Orton for their loving care and support. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at www.hathawaypercy.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is honored to serve the Willis family. Office: (423) 543-5544