Dr. Eddie R. Wills

September 10, 1930 - August 20, 2012

09/10/1930 - 08/20/2012

Wills, Dr. Eddie R., 81, of Moundsville, WV, went home to be with the Lord on August 20, 2012.
He was born on September 10, 1930 in Richwood, WV, a son of the late John Melvin and Minnie Jane Butler Wills.
Dr. Wills was a Korean War veteran, serving from 1950-53; a Baptist minister for 47 years, serving first at the Mt. Hobert Baptist Church, Rines Ridge, founder and pastor of 27 years at the Lighthouse Baptist Church, Fish Creek Road, and the Harvest Baptist Church of Moundsville.
He obtained a Doctrine of Divinity Degree from Marietta Bible College in 1978; received two Doctrine degrees from Emanuel Baptist University, Shelby, NC; participated in a missionary trip to Russia in 1995.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Edgel Wills, Eugene Wills and Estel Wills; two sisters, Edith White and Evelyn Dorsey; a granddaughter, Hollie Hoyt; a brother-in-law, Bob Hanna.
Surviving are his loving wife of 57 years, Geneva F. Wills; three children, Eddie R. Deadra Wills of Moundsville, Robbin Tim Hoyt of Proctor, WV and Rev. Rocky Kathy Wills of Charleston, WV; sister-in-law, Wendy Nathan Mamula of McMechen; six grandchildren, Jamie Hoyt, Joshua Shannon Hoyt, Brandon Wills, Whitney Bobby Woods, Cody Wills, and Zoey Wills; six great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Zane, Camden, Easton, Kaisen and Addysen.
Friends will be received from 1-4 and 6-8 pm Thursday, August 23, 2012 at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Harvest Baptist Church, Moundsville, with Rev. Roger Ware officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Harvest Baptist Church, 1201 Covert St., Moundsville, WV 26041.
Arrangements handled by Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lutes & Kirby Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, WV.
Online condolences may be expressed at altmeyer.com.

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Barbie & Jeff
7 years ago

Eddy was a very loved man and he will be missed. We send all of our love to the entire family.

Gary Church
7 years ago

For The Family,

You have lost a great man who was kind and compassionate. I was a Foreman at McElroy Mine and Eddie was the Prep Plant Superintendent. If I could get to the Prep plant, I liked to talk to him. He was a great worker and also a great friend. He is now being taken care of by God. He is gone, but he will forever be in Great Hands. Good Bye my friend.

Tammy Buchanan Minor
7 years ago

I am sorry for your loss. I will never forget him. You both have watch me grow-up and I have became a very good Christian because of him. He will truly be missed. Everyone is in my thoughts and prayers.

Bridget Cunningham
7 years ago

Love, hugs and prayers to you all.

Clarence Summers Wiblin
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I Know that Uncle Eddie will be missed by all who knew him.

Todd, Cindy & Stingray Bates
7 years ago

Our lives were blessed to have known Eddie Wills. So sorry for your loss.

Jay Knapp
7 years ago


Sorry about your father. My thoughts and sympathy go out to you and your family.

7 years ago

Rick, Dee, Jamie, very sorry to hear about Rev. Wills. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all during these times!!!!!!!

7 years ago

This community and beyond, was blessed by the life of this man. Celebrating his life and afterlife. With Much Love – Brad and Amanda Blake and family

Angela & Madison Shaffer
7 years ago

We are very sorry for your loss. Only time and God’s grace will mend your hearts. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Bill and Mary Matthess
7 years ago

You are all in our prayers

The Hall's- Mary Ellen, Roger Jr and Elizabeth
7 years ago

Your in our thoughts.