John “Jack” Willits ’73

John “Jack” Willits, 64, died Thursday, July 7, 2016. Jack was born in Pittsburgh, PA, August 23, 1951, son of the late John Ward Willits and Janet Claybaugh Willits. He was pre-deceased by his sister, Janet “Janney” Willits.

He was a behavioral councilor at Myrtle Beach Middle School.

Jack graduated from Davidson College in 1973, where he was a four-year letterman in baseball and was Honorable Mention All-American. He received his Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of S.C.

For thirty-two years Jack was a band member of the “Mullets” along with Terry Amaker, Russ Flack, Bob O’Connor and Tom Smith, who all were his dear friends.

He is survived by his long-time friends, Molly Whitworth of Charles Town, WV and Mike Frye of Myrtle Beach.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, July 11, 2016, at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grand Strand Miracle Leagues, PO Box 7503 Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.

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