Willis Sax

Willis P. Sax

October 18, 1936 - March 27, 2018 


Willis P. Sax, 81, of Lodi, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Akron General Medical Center after a period of declining health.

He was born Oct. 18, 1936 in Akron to Karl and Millie (Rock) Sax and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 – 1958.  On Aug. 22, 1970 he married the former Mary Wheaton who survives and they had made their home in Lodi for the past 45 years.  He retired from USF Holland in Akron and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Mary; children, Sue Kelly of Wadsworth, Tamie Sax of Rittman, Scott (Bunnie) Sax of Lodi and Kristen Sax of Lodi; grandchildren, Tiffany, Taylor, Cody, Scott, Justin and Zoe; great-grandchildren, Graham, Lucas and Scarlett; nieces and nephews and an adopted daughter, Angela Kinney.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Barbara Harris.

Services will be Saturday, March 31stat 11:00 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with burial following in Creston Maple Mound Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

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Name: Stone Family

Mary we grieve with you. He will be missed but you know he has joined the other family members already there' 


Name: Judy J Zsarnay

My heart and prayers are with the family. RIP Willie. 


Name: Diana Henderson

Go with God and hold a place for all of us. I will miss our time together laughing an jokes with the family. You are so loved


Name: Susan LaRue Olmstead

Dear Cousin Mary Jane and family:
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Always loved by our family even though so far apart.  In our hearts forever love and memories.
Hugs with love always!
Susan and family


Name: Zecher family

So sorry Mary. Our hearts and prayers are with you. He was a great man. Love you girl. RIP Willie. 



Name: The Steele Family

RIP Willie. I remember you as a good Bender-Louden friend to my Dad, Bob Steele. You were also a guy that always acknowledged us kids and I remember you fondly. My condolences to Mary and the kids.

Matt, Meg, Miles & Micky Steele


Name: Meg Steele Vandenberg

We are very sad to hear of the loss of Willie, you were both such good friends to my dad Bob Steele and Doris.  We are praying for you all during this difficult time. 


Name: Kathy Wood

Mary and Kristen- My sincere sympathies on your loss. 


Name: Tara Surrarrer Freeland

So sorry Scott to hear of your dad’s passing. Hope you’re doing ok. 







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