WGFC Honors Past Assistant Chief Leon Willis
 
By Secretary Bill Wohl
October 25, 2018
 

Members of the West Grove Fire Company family are mourning the passing of Life Member Edgar Leon Willis. Former Assistant Chief Willis was 94 years old.

Chief Willis was known to have been the oldest living member of the Fire Company, and maintained membership since 1950. He was also a lifetime member at the Avondale Fire Company. He was a consummate public servant in Chester County, serving as treasurer of and member of the Chester County Fireman's Association, and a charter member of the VFW Post in Kennett Square. He served as a part time police officer in West Grove and Avondale, and served in the US Army across Europe.

All of us at the West Grove Fire Company acknowledge Chief Willis' many years of service. Our collective thoughts and prayers are with his family, and particularly with his son Charles Willis and daughter Betty Kramer -- both longtime members of the WGFC.

The fire company will participate in honoring the late Chief Willis at services scheduled for this weekend. For more details, please see his obituary at: http://www.griecocares.com/obituaries/2018/10/22/edgar-leon-willis/?fbclid=IwAR1PEyS4fxUM9g91VbzR5h9btkP685nZxgROkb5IHpEbGxJWccY3EgT5UIY

 
Former WGFC President and Chief Emeritus John Chambers presented a fire company jacket and 70 year service pin to Past Chief Willis in October, 2013
Former WGFC President and Chief Emeritus John Chambers presented a fire company jacket and 70 year service pin to Past Chief Willis in October, 2013
 
Members of the fire company are mourning the passing of Past WGFC Chief Edgar Leon Willis, 94.
Members of the fire company are mourning the passing of Past WGFC Chief Edgar Leon Willis, 94.
 
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