REDWOOD, NY — Robert H. Wills, 85, Olney Road, Redwood, passed away Friday evening, March 13, 2020, at home under the care of his family and Hospice.
Born Dec. 7, 1934, in the town of Orleans, the son of Jack and Edna Crouch Wills, he graduated from LaFargeville Central High School.
He married Beverly E. Denner on Feb. 13, 1954 in Angola, Indiana. They enjoyed 57 happy years of marriage. Mrs. Wills passed away on Nov. 17, 2011.
Robert was co-owner with his wife Beverly, of the Sir Robert Peel Motel in Alexandria Bay for over 30 years. He also worked as a welder for Frink America in Clayton. He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed hunting, fishing, baseball and basketball.
He is survived by his daughter, Cathy Streeter (Steve), Redwood; his sons, Thomas (Nancy), Redwood, Greg (Mary) Wills, Redwood, Randy Wills and his companion (Kim), Omar, 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Ilda) Dwyer, Theresa.
He was predeceased by two sons, Robert and Phillip, brothers, Earl, Gordon and Paul Wills, and three sisters, Esther Shaw, Frances Schrodt and Marjorie Doxtater.
A private graveside service will be held at Barnes Settlement Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in Robert’s name to Hospice of Jefferson County or the Alexandria Bay Fire Department.
Online condolences may be made at www.costellofuneralservice.com.