Edward Herman Willer ’63

Edward Herman Willer, 82, of Raleigh died Sunday, January 21, 2024. Ed was born on June 12, 1941, in Concord, North Carolina to the late Emil Francis Willer and Mary McKinley Willer. He grew up in Kannapolis, NC, where he earned his Eagle Scout. He attended high school at Fishburne Military School and graduated from Davidson College, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and ROTC.

After college, Ed served as an officer in the US Army, as an observation pilot during the Vietnam War. In 1966, he was awarded the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star, by the Republic of Vietnam.

Ed was a longtime Realtor in Raleigh; he served as President of the Raleigh Board of Realtors and was on the NC Real Estate Education Foundation. He also wrote a book on the NC Real Estate Exam. He served on various boards of charitable organizations and chaired the Wake County United Way Campaign.

In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his brother, Phillip McKinley Willer and his sister, Emily Willer Turner.

Ed is survived by his wife, Cornelia Campbell Willer; two children, daughter, Laura Campbell Willer and her husband, David Lauhon Huffstetler and their two sons, David Lauhon Huffstetler, Jr., and Edward Groves Huffstetler; and son, Edward Groves Willer, his wife, Windy Niebler Willer and their son, Otto Simon Willer. He also had many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Witness to the Resurrection service will be held on Wednesday, January 31st, 2024 at 2:30 PM at White Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1701 Oberlin Rd., Raleigh, NC. The family will receive friends following the service at White Memorial.