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Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

1615 South Fort Hood Road, Killeen, TX

OBITUARY

Corry Durrell Willis

November 30, 1987August 13, 2019
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Corry Durrell Willis was born on November 30, 1987 in Ft. Hood, Texas and passed away on August 13, 2019 in Killeen, Texas.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his parents, George and Stephanie Greene; his siblings Kenya (Terry); David, Byron (Greg) and Deirdre; his grandparents, Joseph and Mae; his nieces Keierah and Tierra and his nephew,Tyler, and a host of other aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, August 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 21, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Memories

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Veda Kirkland

September 27, 2019

Love,hugs and kisses 💖🤗😘💋 😚🥰. The Kirkland's

Veda Kirkland

September 27, 2019

Corry, as every day goes by I never forget to say good morning and good night. Also to tell you how much I love you 😘❤️ and miss you. And wish that I could hold you and kiss you and let you know it's okay everything is going to be okay, your lil cousin journee you got to hold her when she was born. She's 7 months now with a tooth and doing all kinds of stuff. I sure wish she could have gotten to know you, l will let her know that you will always be there for her. We miss you and love you so much. Aunt Veda, Neka, Quisa & Journee Kirkland.

Tupou Gaoteote "G"

August 22, 2019

You never failed to make PLL laugh anytime you come to our office either a dispatch or just for a QAQC form, or just to chill in our AC office while we were deployed to Iraq... you were a true friend inside and out... Thanks for the memories and good times that we've shared... Im proud to have serve with you... Hooah!! Thunder Pride!! Rest Easy now brother...

Joel Hurtado

August 22, 2019

I love you and miss you cdub. We will meet again soon, my brother. Till Valhalla

Ms. Katherine Paris

August 22, 2019

Corry,
Knowing you as Kaitlin’s friend and from the Glenn neighborhood. Then at LH Middle School as your favorite teacher 😉! You always brought a smile to my face with your charismatic smile and charming personality! I’m so sorry 😞 you were In so much pain! I pray 🙏 for your peace now! Hug 🤗 my baby boy Keaton up there! You will be forever missed! 🥰 Condolences to the family, service members and friends as we mourn his passing. But always smile 😃 as you remember his Great Big Bright Smile and His Genuine Laughter 😂 R. I. P. Precious One ☝️ till we meet again.

Kero Earley

August 20, 2019

Still laughing at the time when u first got to korea.. Rest easy bro..

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August 20, 2019

Dear Corry ,

your gone from earth but never from my heart. thank you for the times we had and our conversations whether they were good or bad. Killeen will not be the same without you . rest now love 🖤

#RipCDUB

Larae Stahlheber

August 20, 2019

Halloween 2014 will always be one of my best memories and you were apart of that memory.💙 I’m so sorry you were hurting like this ...... I hope your soul is at peace...

Little sister Willis

August 19, 2019

Good morning big bro! I’m talk like you today! I miss and love you soo much! My heart heavy just thinking about it now. We had sooo much fun growing up together. You the middle child but you swore up and down mom loved me and Byron the most. Everything you ever told me and taught me I’m use it in my everyday life. Gone but never forgotten
Your baby sister💙 #fly high Cdub

Brenna Kearney

August 19, 2019

We were co-workers for a couple years. He was an amazing person, Always making everyone laugh. My deepest condolences to his family and others close to him. Although we weren’t close later on. I’ll treasure the time I got to know him. Fly high and I hope you finally have found peace.

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Biography

      To Corry Durrell Willis, the entire world was a stage. An expressive, optimistic, and uninhibited individual, he was a performer in the theater of life. To everyone around him, he seemed to be eternally happy, and he willingly shared that joy with anyone whose life he touched. For Corry, bringing out the best in any situation was as easy as offering a smile, a witty remark or the twinkle of an eye. And with just those simple gestures, he could evoke the most pleasant of emotions. Corry really mastered the art of living and had great fun in doing so.

      Corry was born on November 30, 1987 at Darnall Hospital in Ft. Hood, Texas. His parents were George and Stephanie Greene. Corry was raised in Killeen, Texas. Even as a child, Corry had the ability to lift the spirits of all those around him. He was raised to be warm, caring and friendly. He couldn’t help but capture everyone’s attention. He was definitely a little bit of a show off, but in doing so, he succeeded in entertaining his entire family.

      Always a good playmate, Corry was easygoing and fun loving. He managed to lighten the mood wherever he was, even during family squabbles. He seemed to have a knack for bringing compromise and erasing tense situations around the house. Due to a generous dose of common sense, Corry managed to find a satisfying solution to basic problems. Corry was raised with four siblings. He had an older sister, Kenya, older brothers, David and Byron and a younger sister, Deirdre.

      All of Corry's playful good humor carried over into his childhood. He was possessed with an outgoing personality, a lively imagination and a mellowed enthusiasm for life that allowed him to be constantly on the go. As a result, Corry experienced a rather active childhood, and this suited him very well. He took part in football. He was a Cub Scout. In his spare time he liked comic books, video games, skating and bowling. Corry's memorable achievements included Tae Kwon Do.

      Ask anyone who knew him from school and they would tell you that Corry was a class “cut-up.” He didn’t do it to be unkind or to garner all the attention. Rather, Corry simply enjoyed others’ laughter and the sounds of his friends and acquaintances having a good time. It could be said that for Corry, grades may not have been the most important thing to him, but he really did enjoy his school experience. Since experience was Corry's best teacher. He enjoyed hands-on learning and applying the “practical” approach to knowledge, rather than getting caught up in “theory.” Corry graduated from Harker Heights High School in 2007. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. His favorite class in high school was history. He played in the band.

      Corry never actually encountered a stranger in his dealings with people. He was drawn to individuals and crowds, using his gregarious, adaptable and outgoing personality to captivate his audience. This quality allowed Corry to continually develop new relationships, ever widening his circle of friends. Corry delighted in his role among all his acquaintances, because he viewed them all as potential spectators for his performance. Whether it was a story, a joke, a song or just plain fooling around, Corry was always right at home putting on a show among his friends. Corry utilized his interest in others as a great way to connect with them. While growing up, some of his best friends were Aaron and Jerry. Later in life, he became friends with comrads in the military. Corry loved sharing life and having his home filled with people he knew.

      At work, as in life, Corry was a real “people person.” He had a very successful way of dealing effectively with others, and his enthusiasm and energy was often contagious. Corry liked to see himself as something of a virtuoso. When dealing with various projects and problems, Corry was an adaptable realist, using his common sense and trusting his experiences and impulses to uncover the correct answer. Corry's talent for being a down to earth thinker, allowed many around him to see Corry as an excellent problem solver. His primary occupation was driver/courier. He was employed by the U. S. Army, Google and Amazon.

      Corry was an Army Veteran. He was in the First Cavalry Division, 4th ID and 9th ID. Corry saw action in Iraq and Kuwait during 2 consective tours. Through his hard work and dedication, he achieved the rank of SPC/E4. He received several awards including a National Defense Service Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal x2; Army Commendation Medal x2; Army Achievement Medal x2; Korea Defense Service Medal; Iraq Campaign medal w/star; Overseas Service Ribbon x2.

      Corry enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. An “arts and crafts” type, Corry liked creating and making things. His favorite pursuits were car club, Dallas Cowboys, Lakers and Texas Longhorns. Corry was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

      Corry felt excited and challenged by sports. Even if he wasn’t the best, Corry loved to participate and thoroughly enjoyed the competition and the pleasure of being around other people. Corry relished the opportunities where he could make an impact, and he would often push himself to play above his abilities. A quick thinker who understood the basics, Corry never seemed to get caught off guard, even when confronted with unexpected conflict. Recreational sports included bowling. Corry was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were football and basketball.

      Corry had an endless appetite for new and different activities. He was always ready to join in the fun and add his flair and energy to an organization. Because of his personality, his humor, and his ability to get along with everyone, Corry's service was greatly valued by the organizations to which he belonged. Throughout his later years, Corry was an active member of a car club.

      A generous person who often wore his heart on his sleeve, Corry often found himself involved in activities he deemed important. He was charitable, kind and giving, qualities that made him a natural volunteer. Outspoken in his beliefs, yet tactful in his dealings with others, Corry was a member of several community groups, serving on committees for a car club.

      Naturally outgoing and generous, Corry was regularly doing things for others. For him, the gift of giving to others was second nature. Though he never set out to gain individual recognition, Corry was given accolades for his many and varied accomplishments throughout his life. Some of his most prestigious awards included Top Amazon Performer in the Nation.

      Living life in the fast lane suited Corry just fine. It is no surprise that he loved to travel and to visit new and different places. He was naturally curious about other parts of the world and loved the real life adventure that came from visiting them. He was impulsive and willing to try anything once. Favorite vacations included Colorado and Washington.

      Corry passed away on August 13, 2019 at Killeen, Texas. Corry fought a brave battle against PTSD. He is survived by his parents, George and Stephanie Greene; his siblings Kenya (Terry); David, Byron (Greg) and Deirdre; his grandparents, Joseph and Mae; his nieces Keierah and Tierra and his nephew,Tyler, and a host of other aunts, uncles and cousins. Services were held at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home. Corry was laid to rest in Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas.

      Corry brought joy to all of those around him. He never had a mean bone in his body. He loved to have a good time and was an eternal optimist, always looking on the bright side of things. He loved to share his energy, wit, and his zest for all of his activities with his friends and family. Corry Durrell Willis lived life to its fullest and made everyone around him happier just for knowing him. He will be remembered with a smile.