Willis Andy Friend, 91 of Fayetteville passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Washington Regional Medical Center. He was born May 27, 1928 in Newton County to Wesley Friend and Rebecca Collins-Friend. He was a self-employed farmer his entire life. He loved the outdoors including hunting and fishing and loved visiting with people, he never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Willis Mark Friend; one brother and five sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Wanda Lee Cook-Friend of the home; two daughters, Melissa Smith of Fayetteville and Teressa Friend of Huntsville; son, Marty Joe Friend of Paris, AR; grandchildren, Davey Friend and wife April of Farmington, Megan Friend of Huntsville and Amanda Leach of Fayetteville; great grandchildren, Willis Lane Friend, Elise Kathyrn Friend, Audjra Friend and Kendra Leach along with many other family members and friends.
A visitation will be held from 5-7PM Monday, November 25, 2019 at Crystal Hills Family Fellowship Church in Elkins. A funeral service will be Tuesday at 12:00pm with Pastor Jasper Hankins officiating. Burial will follow at McCord Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Keith Steele, Jimmy House, Thomas Short, Terry Schott, Carl Bridges and Davey Friend
Funeral services are under the direction of Elkins Funeral and Cremation Services, 2010 W. Highway 74, Elkins, AR
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