Carey Dale Willis

Carey Dale Willis

August 2, 1969 – July 5, 2021

Zebulon – Carey Dale Willis, 51, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 5th, 2021. He was born in DeSoto County, Florida, to Russell A. Willis & Edith Larson Willis. He was a former professional Cowboy and later in the years became the President of D&C Power Inc. Carey enjoyed playing golf. He will be remembered as a mentor. He was outgoing, humble, charming, had a wonderful personality, and was a well respected member of the community.

He is survived by his beloved wife of many years, Lois Pamela Yawt Willis, his parents, Russell A. Willis, Edith Larson Willis, sons, Jake Willis (Rachel) of Lakeland, FL, Chase Walker of Zebulon, Logan Walker of Zebulon, Russ Willis (Caitlin) of Hillsborough; Jeremey Blalock (Brooke) whom he saw as a son, brothers, Justin Willis of Bear, DE, brother-in-law, Larry Yawt of Orlando, FL, sisters, Christina Markham (Andy) of Lake Placid, FL, sister-in-law, Lynn Fleck of Fort Lauderdale, FL, nieces, Heather Salas (David), Tiffany Wiggins, Kaitlyn Yawt, Ketty Yawt, and 1 granddaughter.

Flowers are welcomed.

Visitation 6:30-8 pm, Saturday, July 10th, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St, Wendell. Memorial service will follow at 8 pm at the funeral home. Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory. www.stricklandfuneral.com.

17 Comments

  • David Tuck Posted July 8, 2021 3:29 pm

    Our prayers go out to his family and friends. Carey was an exceptional person and will be missed tremendously!
    See you on the back nine brother!

    • Loisey Willis Posted July 25, 2021 6:01 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Stan Davis Posted July 8, 2021 4:30 pm

    Carey is one of the best friends I’ve ever had. He mentored me in my career so much and his expertise and professionalism has always been beyond measure. I am going to miss him tremendously. So many things he did for me not just professionally by as a very dear friend of mine! Everywhere I look while I’m at work I see him, and everything I have achieved in the years since we met he has had a huge part in me achieving. My heart aches for his family and he will be missed forever! Damn I love ya man and I wish i knew the last time we talked and laughed together was going to be our last ones, cause I would’ve made sure you heard from me again how much i value your friendship!

    • Loisey Willis Posted July 25, 2021 6:04 pm

      Thanks so much Stan for being such a incredible friend to Carey. I appreciate so much how you look out for the boys.❤

  • Spencer Joyner Posted July 8, 2021 4:48 pm

    REST IN HEAVEN MY GOOD FRIEND MOS DEFINITELY WISH WE COULD OF HAD A FEW MORE BEERS AND LONGER CONVERSATION KNOWING THAT WOULD BE OUR LAST TIME TOGETHER BUT THE LORD HAD BETTER PLANS FOR YOU MY FRIEND. WHEN WE MEET AGAIN I’LL MAKE SURE I HAVE A TALL MILLER N SPIT CUP FOR YOU UNTIL THEN WATCH OVER UR LOVE ONES 🙏🏾🕊

    • Loisey Willis Posted July 25, 2021 6:05 pm

      I will definitely miss our date nights and all the fun we always had with you Spencer.❤

    • Loisey Willis Posted July 25, 2021 6:12 pm

      Thanks so much Spencer definitely going to miss all the good times.💗

  • Debbie, Bobby and Colin Barwick Posted July 8, 2021 4:58 pm

    Dearest Loisey, Logan, and Chase, We are so sorry for your loss of Carey. He will continue to live through your memories, and he will always be just a thought away. May he rest in peace with our Lord in heaven.

    • Loisey Willis Posted July 25, 2021 6:14 pm

      Thanks Deb he always loved seeing you guys.💗 Thanks for everything.💓

  • Patrick Hart Posted July 8, 2021 6:25 pm

    I was so very lucky to have known Carey , he was a great person. and he was always willing to help someone out.. Carey was a very smart man and there were times that I called on him for advice, he was always willing to take the time and share his wisdom no matter what he had going on. Carey will without doubt be missed by a lot of people. My prayers go out to all of Carey’s family and friends. Rest In Peace my friend and I know you are in Gods hands now. I’m sure going to miss you my friend.

    • Loisey Willis Posted July 27, 2021 8:33 am

      Thanks so much Patrick! I remember him talking back and forth with you.

  • Amy Abbott Carnes Posted July 8, 2021 7:03 pm

    I still can’t grasp that you are really gone. Thank you for giving me our son Jake. He is your twin in so many ways. I am comforted knowing you died doing something you loved and did not suffer. I am proud of the life you and Loisey made together and the success ya’ll had in NC. God bless and rest in peace Carey Dale.

  • Leanne & Ralph Posted July 9, 2021 12:14 pm

    Ralph and I did not know Carey well. However, Loisey and I have been friends since we were three and four years old. So through Loisey, I feel like I know Carey and I know that if Loisey chose him he is terrific. He IS what everybody portrays him to be. I wish I was there to give you all hugs in person and share in your tremendous grief. Such a tragedy to lose a son, brother, husband, father so abruptly and so young. My heart aches for all that knew & loved Carey.

    • Loisey Willis Posted July 25, 2021 6:15 pm

      Thanks💗 he always loved hearing our stories.

  • Paula and Tim Yates Posted July 9, 2021 12:33 pm

    Where do I even begin? Loisey, Chase, Logan and Jeremy We are so truly sorry for your loss!! And what a loss he is but our loss is heavens gain that’s the only positive I can see in it. Loisey one thing I know without question that man loved you oh my Word how he loved you. And he loved his boys. I’m currently at work right now and I’m looking around and I see Carey everywhere 😭 Things will never be the same every time he came in where we were working he always made a point to come talk to me and Tim and he never left without coming by and saying OK Mrs Paula I’m leaving lol He would say I knew better than to leave here without saying goodbye. I can honestly say he’s one of the greatest men I’ve ever met in my life and We were so blessed to have been able to know him he definitely made the world a better place he’s going to be greatly missed we can’t even put into words 😢 if you need us for anything please know that we’re here we love y’all and we love you Carey

    • Loisey Willis Posted July 25, 2021 6:10 pm

      Thank you so much for all your sweet words greatly appreciate it.💗

  • McDonald Family Posted July 28, 2021 10:33 pm

    We are so very sorry, to find out about Carey passing away. Sending our sincere condolences and prayers, to you all.
    Carey was a great person, such kind and humbling heart, he will be greatly missed by many.

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