Deon Ambler Willits

A memorial visitation for Deon Ambler Willits, 50, Venice Beach, Calif., formerly of Lawrence, will be from 6-7:30 pm Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. Deon died Sept. 17, 2013, in Venice Beach.

He was born July 3, 1963, in Lawrence, the son of Jack and Barbara Ambler Willits. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1981, and worked many years as a plumber in the Lawrence area.

Deon was a devoted KC Chiefs fan, and enjoyed camping at area lakes with his children.

Survivors include his daughter, Makayla Willits, McLouth; his son, Jakob Willits, Oskaloosa; his mother, Barbara Willits, Lawrence; a brother, John Willits, Lawrence; two sisters, Cheryl Spencer and Kim O’Bryon, both of Lawrence; and a grandmother, Virginia Ambler, Eudora. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack, a brother, Shannon, and a nephew, Jack.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.