Retired U.S. Navy Capt. James L. Willis Jr., 87, of Fuquay-Varina, formerly of Carteret County, died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Fuquay-Varina.

His service is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Fuquay-Varina. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Home in Fuquay-Varina. Online condolences can be made at

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