Willis Monroe Flora • February 2, 2019
Willis Monroe Flora
Willis was born Sep 9, 1943 and passed Feb 2, 2019.
He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Patricia Flora, two brothers, Elmer Vassaur and Michael Hayes; two nephews John Vassaur and James Nichols Vassaur.
He was a resident of Pensacola for many years and a member of the Revelation Life Church of God.
Willis spent 25 years in the Marines. He was stationed on “Booby Trap Alley” in Viet Nam. It got the nick name because the Viet Con loved to set booby traps. He served two years and 10 months and while in Viet Nam he was wounded twice. The first time he was shot in the arm and forehead. While he was recovering from these wounds he was assigned in maintenance. He needed some parts and was told to go with the truck to pick up what he needed. As they left the compound they were ambushed, he was caught in the middle and wounded again.
Willis was in the hospital for a month. Since his tour was not up he could not go home, so they sent him to Okinawa in the Philippines and there he finished his tour and was sent home. On returning home he left the service for 10 years before returning to the National Guard to finish his time to gain retirement.
Preceded him in death was his mother, Myrtle Lee Caristi,
Pallbearers; Elmer Vassaur, Mike Hayes, David Broughton, Art Houghton, Sherman Hall, Harvey Woodard
Officiating clergy is Bishop Josh Couch. Interment will follow at Pensacola Memorial Gardens.