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FourWindsTribe Cherokee of Louisiana
OAKDALE - Going Home services for James Wade "Principal Chief Silver Falcon" Willis were held at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 20, 2003 in the Oak Hill Community Baptist Church with the Reverends Steve Miller, Alfred Kennedy, and T. J. Crosby officiating.
...James Wade Willis
, son of Harry and Parthena Willis was born in Oakdale, Louisiana on April 15, 1931.He
entered eternal rest on Saturday, May 17, 2003 in Oakdale, Louisiana, as the result of heart failure.He
was seventy-two years, one month and two days of age.Mr. Willis
attended public school in Oakdale, Louisiana, graduating in 1948.He also attended Northwestern State University.Mr. Willis was a Veteran of the United States Army and a Veteran of the Korean War, serving in the 10th Infantry Division Army Band sta-tioned in Fort Riley, Kansas.He was a talented musician and loved music of all types.
After an honorable discharge from the Army, he
completed a successful career of 32 years as Sales Manager with Eastern Airlines
.He retired from Eastern Airlines in 1986.Mr. Willis
was also a Deacon at Oak Hill Community Baptist Church.
The past 17 years have afforded him time to enjoy the things that he
loved in life such as gardening, helping others and spending quality time with his
family.He proudly held the position of Chief of the Four Winds Tribe Louisiana Cherokee Confederacy.