Age 70, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2018. Charlie was born in Kalamazoo on September 8, 1948, the son of the late Jerome and Anne (Mejeur) Willis. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as a Military Policeman. Charlie retired from Graphic Packaging after 40 years of employment. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Charlie also enjoyed golfing and spending time with his beloved grandchildren. On July 11, 1987, he was united in marriage to Patricia Marie Waldrop who survives. Charlie is also survived by his daughters, Von (Matt Snyder) Durbin-Mead and Sara (Michael Pineda) Durbin; grandchildren, Marshall and Lilianne Mead; sisters, Priscilla (Ray) Becker, Pat Leversee and Valerie (Craig) Nemeth; several nephews and special friends, Jim and Connie Klok. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 1:00 PM. A time of visitation will take place at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Inurnment with full military honors will be at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Charlie's memory may be made to the Battle Creek VA Medical Center, c/o the funeral home. Family and friends may share a condolence message online at www.joldersma-klein.com.