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Joseph Morton Willis

July 20, 1984 ~ April 17, 2021 (age 36)


Joseph Morton Willis, 36, of Beaufort, passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at his home.

Joseph enjoyed working with his hands, where he excelled as a sheet metal mechanic after graduating Craven Community College with a degree in Aviation Systems Technology. He also then went on into training for auto and marine upholstery. He also was a commercial diver and small business owner. As a native of Carteret County, Joseph loved the water. He spent countless hours diving, fishing, boating and hunting on the water. Joseph was known for his sense of humor and he enjoyed making others laugh. He would light up the room with his infectious smile and sense of humor. Joseph’s love for his children was unmatched. He and Brody loved eating sushi and playing card and video games together. He and Emmalyn loved riding bikes around the neighborhood, and playing board games around the table with family, especially the weekly game nights with all of the children together.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Sadler Farm, 213 Sadler Farm Rd Havelock. Please wear your shorts and flip-flops, as Joseph would of wanted, and let the kids bring their fishing rods. It will be a celebration of his life, followed by food, and fellowship.

Joseph is survived by his son, Brody Sadler Willis; daughter, Emmalyn Kate Willis; mother, Patty Morton Banks and husband, Walter of Beaufort; father, Danny Ray Willis of Harlowe; sister, Amanda Willis Small of Harlowe; paternal grandmother, Ellen Banks, of Core Creek; nephew, Harrison Thomas Small of Harlowe.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Elsie Morton; paternal grandparents, Calvin and Jean Willis; step-grandfather, Carlton Banks.

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Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.

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Celebration of Life
April 24, 2021

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sadler Farm

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