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Willis Neil Pulfer

Pulfer Willis

Willis Neil Pulfer, 79, of Sidney, passed away peacefully at 9:05 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, surrounded by family and friends at his residence.

Willis was born in Logan County on Aug. 10, 1933, a son of the late Lewis and Ethal Walcott Pulfer. He also was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.

On Sept. 14, 1956, he married Emma Sue Powers Pulfer in Elizabethtown, Ky., and she survives, along with their children, Roy (Julie) Pulfer of Bellefontaine, Ray (April) Pulfer of Bellefontaine, Rita (Dugan) Day of Maplewood, Joyce (Denny) Keith of Quincy and Elaine (Tony) Kerns of Botkins; two sisters, Mary Dinsmore of Dayton and Mildred Roesner of Curtis; 23 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Willis proudly served as a tank driver in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a retired farmer and won numerous awards for his corn yield. He enjoyed sharing his bounty, especially his sweet corn, and his famous homemade ice cream with family and friends.

Willis was a member of the First Church of God in Sidney. He was a loving and caring father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

The Rev. Vern Allison officiates a funeral at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Church of God, 1510 Campbell Road, Sidney, where visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Interment is in Glen Cemetery, Port Jefferson, with full military honors by the Sidney American Legion Post 217.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to defray funeral costs.

Arrangements were handled by Adams Funeral Home, Sidney, where condolences may be expressed at www.theadamsfuneralhome.com

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