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Mick Willits

March 9, 1956 ~ June 4, 2018 (age 62)

Royal M. “Mick” Willits, 62, of Keithsburg, Illinois was surrounded by family as he passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018 at Genesis Medical Center, Aledo.

Memorial services are Wednesday, June 6th at 7:00 p.m., with a visitation prior to services from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at First Christian Church, Keithsburg, IL.  Memorials may be made to the family.  Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo is handling arrangements.

Mick was born March 9, 1956 in Aledo, Illinois a son of Willie and Bertha Garrett Willits.  He was a 1974 graduate of Westmer High School.  On February 28, 1980, he married Ivy Wheeler in Monmouth.  Mick worked as an Over-the-Road Truck Driver for 18 years, then for Frieden Farms hauling grain.  Mick loved to party and spend time with family and friends. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife:  Ivy Willits of Keithsburg, IL, children:  Randi Wheeler of Raritan, IL and Royal (Kaylee) Willits II of Joy, IL; 12 grandchildren; siblings:  Iola (Floyd) Womack of Gridley, CA, Rusty Willits of Atwater, MN, Tom (Pam) Willits of New Boston, IL, Randy Willits of Keithsburg, IL and Rex (Kim) Willits of Golden, CO; sister-in-law:  Mary Casey of Gladstone, IL and many nieces and nephews…including his favorite niece, Krystal “Sweat Pea” Foster.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers:  Danny and David Willits, grandsons:  Royal McGee Willits III and Daymon Lawrence McGee Crosson, mother-in-law:  Carole Willits and nephew:  Jesse Bullock.

A special thank you to his son, Royal, for the special help he gave his dad as #1 pallbearer.

Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.

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