Obituary of William “Will” Allen Wallis

William “Will” Allen Wallis, age 66, Fort Scott, KS passed away at his home on Tuesday October 17, 2023 after a battle with ALS.


Will was born on April 21, 1957 to Allen Thedell Wallis and Shirley June Simpson Wallis.


William owned the Reddy Refreshment vending and catering, which was a family business early in life. He also worked for FEMA as a Logistics Chief over numerous natural disasters for many years. After 8 years working as the Bourbon County Emergency Manager, he retired in December of 2022.


Will and Judith “Judy” Ann Wallis were united in marriage on horseback on August 15, 2009.


Will’s Christian faith was very important to him and he loved to read and study the Word. Will enjoyed fishing with his family and taking his bass boat to the lakes. He also enjoyed time spent with his grandkids, deer hunting, loved horses, and his beloved bloodhound. Will was an avid woodworker and spent many hours restoring furniture for his and his wife’s antique business. He collected John Deere toy tractors and loved restoring them. Will was active in local toy shows, the antique division at the BBCO Fair and the Pioneer Harvest Fiesta.


Will is survived by his wife; children Adam Wallis and wife Shari, Aaron Wallis, and Alicia Wallis; step-children Tim Brown and wife Nicole and Angie Bin; nephews Luke Wallis and Jack Wallis; grandchildren Stori, Aurora, Josie, Clinton, Brantley, Emma, Levi, Austin, Nick, Makenzie, Abbigale, Owen, Lillie; and great-grandchildren Riley, River, and Hudson. Will is also survived by his former spouse Marian Wallis.


He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and brother Mark Wallis.


Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, October 21st, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to either the ALS Association or Paws and Claws and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at


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