Willis Reachel McCarley

Sep 23, 1923 - Jul 15, 2011


Willis Reachel McCarley “Mac” was born on September 23, 1923 in Sterling Oklahoma to Claud and Kate Mc Carley. He was a resident of Sacramento for 52 years, and passed away there at the age of 87 on July 15, 2011.
His family moved to California in the early 1940’s. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. When he was discharged he and his new wife Vera moved to Modesto California in order to be closer to her parents. In 1959 he and his family moved to Sacramento.
He worked in underground pipeline construction and retired in 1971 after 25 years. After his retirement he was able to enjoy his favorite pass time traveling in his motor home with family and friends, caravaning down the highway to his favorite camping spots.
He was an active member of the Capitol City Baptist Church. He was always ready to help those in need and loved spending time with family an friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Willis is survived by his wife of 68 years Vera McCarley of Sacramento, sons Rod and Ed McCarley and daughter Mary Kimmel all of Sacramento. Also survived by his grandsons Doug and Ron McCarley, and Jonathan and Tim Kimmel, granddaughter Sarah Kimmel of Chicago, and three spirited great grandsons and five beautiful great granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his grandson Eric McCarley.
Friends are welcome to attend a Funeral Service on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 10:00 am at East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary, 9189 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove CA.
Call 916-732-2031 if you need directions to the Mortuary.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA
US 95624


  • Daisy Kuhns says:

    Good bye Big Bro.

  • Vernon Kuhns says:

    Go with God.

  • Ray & Penny Dodds says:

    We are sadden to hear of Willis passing away..he was a wonderful man that Ray and I loved dearly. Rest in Peace Willis. Love You, Ray and Penny

  • lois horton says:

    my prayers and condolences may god be with family and friends of the mccarley family.

  • Margaret & Peter De Gusta says:

    Vera, you are in are prayers as always but especially at this difficult time. Will truly miss all the chit-chats and reminiscing with Willis as he was quite a personable individual. His goodness and kindness was shown to anyone that was fortunate to come in contact with him. It is a time of sadness for sure, but also for joyous reflection of a special person. May God comfort you in your time of need. Bless you.

  • Gloria Reynolds says:

    Dear Vera, I’m so very sorry to hear about Willis. He was such a gentle, quiet man with a strong faith and a big heart. May God grant you peace,knowing he is okay, in the company of his Maker.

  • Jeff & Lori Coburn says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Our God is a mighty God and provides us with great comfort and peace! May you feel His arms around you today!

  • Arnold and Wanda Dallas says:

    Vera and Family, our prayers are with you at this time of loss. God’s grace is sufficient to give you the strength needed during this time.

  • Melissa Laughlin-Guerra says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. May your fond memories, family, and loving friends help bring you peace and comfort.

  • Michelle Foster says:

    Sending heartfelt prayers your way.

  • Patricia McCarley says:

    You are all in my prayers.

  • Irene McCarley says:

    Remembered with love

  • Jody and Elmo Smith says:

    Vera and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all even though we cannot be there. Willis was a wonderful friend.

  • Jody and Elmo Smith says:

    Vera and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all even though we cannot be there. Willis was a wonderful friend.

  • Olivia Martinez says:

    Vera, Mary and Family, Our sincere condolences for your loss. We know that the loving arms of our Heavenly Father who welcomed Willis into Heaven will be the same loving arms that will hold and comfort you during this difficult time. We love you and are here for you.

  • Betsy Solgat says:

    Rest with Jesus.

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