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Josephus A.

July 22, 1957 – October 4, 2020

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Obituary for Josephus A. Wills

October 4, 2020

Josephus “Joe” A. Wills (63), of Scriba NY, passed away from pancreatic cancer on October 4, 2020. Born in Oswego New York; predeceased by his parents George A. Wills and Arlene (Bruce) Wills, brothers Bruce C. Wills, and Ian R. Wills.

Survived by his wife of 38 years Debra J. (Seeburger)Wills, his beloved son Zachary (Mary) Wills, and his 2 grandsons Zachary Jr and Jeremiah. Joe is also survived by his 2 brothers Robert (Kathy) of North Carolina and George (Mary) of Florida, sister Anna of Oswego, as well as many cousins.

Joe was a Navy veteran serving on the USS Oak Ridge as a machinist mate second class. He retired after 30 plus years from the state of New York as a Canal Chief on Barge Lock #7.

He loved hunting with his son, grandsons, and nephews. He also loved making maple syrup. Joe enjoyed working with youth at his church, collating scripture pamphlets in different languages for missionary work overseas, as well as handyman and co-op work at church.

Although Joe is no longer with us, if you were lucky to have known him, he will forever be with you.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 9, 2020 at the Fellowship Baptist Church of Colosse, 2604 US Route 11, Parish, NY. The family will greet friends from 12 to 2 p.m. at the church, prior to the service. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Inc. Mexico, NY.

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First Visitation

When Friday, October 9, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Fellowship Baptist Church
2604 US Route 11
Parish, New York 13131
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Friday, October 9, 2020 2:00pm
Fellowship Baptist Church
2604 US Route 11
Parish, New York 13131