Paul Willison

Obituary of Paul Edwin Willison

Paul Edwin Willison, 67, of Mesa, passed away at 2:18 PM on Thursday, February 10, 2022 in Mesa. On August 17, 1954 in Barnesville, OH, Paul E. Willison was born to Samuel and Mary Willison. He graduated from Melbourne High School. He moved to Arizona in 1989 and graduated from Gateway Community College with a certificate of Completion as a Machinist. For 20 years he worked at Arizona State University, first as a Trades Helper, then as a machinist with the Engineering Machine Shop, then became a Machinist in Facilities Management. His hobbies included cars, guns, building tear drop trailers and other types of trailers. His favorite actor was John Wayne and he loved Westerns and War movies. Paul was a member of the Gold Canyon Church of Christ where he served as a song leader, lead prayers and would help out wherever needed during services. Surviving family members he leaves behind include his wife of 32 years, Sharon L. Willison, daughter, Heidi Williamson, and her husband, Jack; brothers, Robert A. Willison, Mark E. Willison, sister, Jennie, and her husband, Leland Baker; his in-laws, Tim and Ingrid Holloway, Frank and Donna Carpenter, Mike and Cindy Sturgill and nieces and nephews, Naomi and Kolten Wood, Jason Kearns, Crystal and Haron Grey, Alex and Chelsea Carpenter, Elizabeth Richardson, Steven Richardson, Brett White and Melissa and Curtis Maness. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM, Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at Legacy Funeral Home, 1130 S. Horne, Mesa. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, February 24, 2022, also at the funeral home. Graveside services will follow at San Tan Memorial Gardens at Schnepf Farms, 22425 E Cloud Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142. Legacy Funeral Home Rose Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements.
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