Dennis Adrian Willis
August 5, 1948 - January 6, 2023

Dennis Adrian Willis, age 74 of Lacey, AR, passed away peacefully Friday, January 6, 2023, at his home in Lacey surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer. He was born August 5, 1948, in Monticello, AR to the late Paul Adrian Willis and Willie Mae White Willis.
Dennis moved, along with his family, to Greenville, MS in 1959. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1966 and from Delta State University in 1970 with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education. He taught music in the Pace and Gunnison, Mississippi Public Schools for two years; then at O'Bannon School System in Greenville, MS for one year. In 1973, he went to work for Sears and was there for 37 years before retiring in 2010.
He is survived by his sister, Cassandra Strong of Lacey; his niece, Angela Neese and husband Mike of Carrollton, MS; his nephew, Michael Long and wife Alison of Lake Village; along with three great nephews, three great nieces, four great great nephews, and three great great nieces, all who loved him dearly.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2023, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Andy Connard officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. There will be a visitation one hour preceding the funeral service from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. You can sign Dennis' guestbook page at

Obituary Provided By:
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655