Michael Bruce Willis, 72, a Northland resident of Kansas City, MO and proud Vietnam Veteran, passed away peacefully January 24, 2020, at home surrounded by his family. He was born December 14, 1947 in Kansas City to Robert and Marie Faye (Montavon) Willis.
Bruce graduated from Platte City High School and attended Central Missouri State University. He spent the majority of his working career as a manager at GSA for the Federal Government. He had a passion for collecting and restoring classic cars, mostly Chevy’s. He also enjoying woodworking and was considered a master craftsman.
Survivors include his daughters; Kristie Byers (Mike) of Kansas City, MO, Stacie Orr (Mike) of Kansas City and his son, Michael R. Willis of Smithville; a sister, Vicki Lair of Kansas City; and his beloved granddaughter, Nina Berry.
Family and friends will gather to visit and celebrate Mike’s life from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the Meyers Northland Chapel, 401 Main in Parkville. A formal funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. on Friday for Leavenworth National Cemetery, where a committal service and military honors will be presented at 11:00 a.m. in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Smithville Sons of the American Legion Post #58.