James “Jim” Floyd Willis, age 80 of Spring Hill, passed away July 6.

He was born in Pensacola, Florida, to the late Willard & Edna Willis.

James spent 25 years serving in the United States Marine Corp., retiring as a Master Sargent in 1982. He then moved to Memphis to start a career in education, obtaining his doctorate and serving as Vice President of Workforce Development at Southwest TN Community College.

James is survived by his wife of 29 years, Sylvia Willis of Spring Hill; sons, Steven (Maria) Willis of Washington, D.C., Andy (Lori) Willis of Bogota, Colombia and JohnDavid (Leisa) Willis of Crystal Lake, Illinois; step children, Charles M. Pegram of Ennis, Texas, Deborah (Ron) Sloan of Louisville, Kentucky and Dianne (Tim) Cooper of Parsons; brother, Thornton (Vered) Willis of New York, New York; seventeen grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and many other loving family members.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, at Heritage Church of Christ, 1056 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin, TN 37064. Steve Blackman will officiate.

A graveside service with full military honors will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2022 at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heritage Church of Christ or to the charity of your choice. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at Heritage Church of Christ.