James B. “Pete” Wills, Jr., 91, of Emporia, VA, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

James served his country in the United States Army four years during the Korean Conflict and was an employee of Johns-Manville/Georgia-Pacific plant for thirty-seven years. In his earlier years, he enjoyed playing golf and traveling with his wife.

Mr. Wills is survived by his wife of 69 years, Annie Lee Warf Wills; daughter, Linda W. Bradley of Roanoke Rapids, NC; son, Eugene Wills (Sandra) of Emporia; five grandchildren, Cindy B. White, Susan B. Finney (Andy), Courtney W. Lynch (Jamie), Paul Bradley (Beth) and Tori Wills Pultz (Jeremy); ten great-grandchildren and a sister, Marie W. Holland of Emporia.

The funeral service, led by Pastor Kathy Shereda, was held 2 p.m. Friday, September 27 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia where the family received friends one hour prior to the service.

Interment followed at High Hills Cemetery. Pallbearers were Paul Bradley, Mac Gilliam, Jamie Lynch, Mike Veliky, James Warf and Richard White.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Purdy Baptist Church Sanctuary Construction Project, 186 Smokey Ordinary Rd., Emporia, Virginia 23847.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.