Claud Willis, 73, of Kibler passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at his home. He was born May 2, 1944, in Yoestown to the late Vurn and Ardella Willis. He was retired from Fort Smith Rim and Bow and attended God’s Harvest Pentecostal Church in Alma. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Everett and Roy Dean Willis.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Willis of the home; a daughter, Tina Jones and husband Johnny of Kibler; a son, Tim Willis and wife Charolette of Kibler; four sisters, Jean Wilkey of Kibler, Sue Bowles of Alma, Brenda Rockwood of Van Buren and Mary Lou Bowles of Kibler; two brothers, the Rev. James Willis of Kibler and Bill Willis of Van Buren; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Hogan Cemetery in Hunt, Ark., in Johnson County under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Jones, Derrick Willis, Daniel Willis and Michael Cantrell.

To place an online tribute, go to