Muscle Shoals Councilman loses bout with cancer

Muscle Shoals Councilman loses bout with cancer
Neal Willis (Source: Matt Mc)

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WAFF) - Longtime Muscle Shoals City Councilman Neal Willis passed away Monday after a long fight with cancer at the age of 68.

“Neal was never uptight and kept his laid-back sense of humor about him no matter what,” City Clerk Ricky Williams told the Times Daily. “Now, he was a cut-up and he’d get you, but he was just such a pleasure to work with and be around. We will miss him terribly.” Mayor David Bradford said “Neal had a big heart and was a strong Christian man of faith." and "He fought a long battle, but he had assurance of where he was going.”

There will be a visitation and memorial service Wednesday at the Colbert Memorial Chapel at 3 p.m.

Willis was first elected to the City Council in 2000. His current term was set to end this November.

To find out more about Willis and his impact on Muscle Shoals, visit our news partners at the Times Daily.

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