Walter "Wally" L. Willard, 77, Johnson City, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 at the Johnson City Medical Center.
Wally was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, son of the late Floyd and Maebell Willard. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his daughter, Julia Willard.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Laura Willard; children, Walter Lee Willard Jr. and wife Victoria, Pamela Willard, Hugh Willard, Elizabeth Ammirati and husband Guy, Patrick Willard, Shannon Willard, and Lindsey Willard; grandchildren, Jessica Willard, Dylan Willard, Victoria Ammirati, Maria Ammirati, Anna Willard, and Isabella Ammirati; brother, Douglas Willard and wife Carolyn; and sister LaVonne Brown and husband Kenneth.
A visitation will be at St. Mary's Catholic Church from 4:00 to 5:30 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 5:30 Wednesday, December 20, 2017 with Father Peter Iorio and Father Bede Aboh officiating. Graveside services will be Thursday 21, 2017 1:45PM at Mountain Home National Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Knights of Columbus Council 4264 and an Honor Guard by Knights of Columbus Assembly 1840.
Donations may be made to the Renasant Bank, 401 East Jackson Blvd. Jonesborough, Tn. to help the family with Medical bills.
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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
||Carol Nowicki and family
|Our condolences to the Walter L. Willard family. We will remember the
personable young man just back from his tour of duty in France,
eager to start his career in the new field of computers. We will
remember his tenderness at the time of our great loss. We still smile
at the memory of our neighbor’s reaction when Wally pulled into our
yard, opened his car‘s trunk and out jumped Blizzard, his dog. Rest in
|We are so very sorry for your loss! Feelings of despair can be
overwhelming at this time. We pray that “the Father of tender
mercies, and the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4) will
give you peace of mind and comfort in your hearts. Acts 24:15
says that “there is going to be a resurrection” and Job 14:14,
15 shows that God has a longing to resurrect his friends! We
are so grateful that our loving God looks forward, as much as
we do, to reuniting us with our loved ones. |
|I worked with Wally in the same office for a
couple of years. I cannot believe he left us! I
missed his laughter, his humor and his kindness.
I felt so blessed to work with him in NC. He was
such a wonderful man! The words cannot describe
what I am feeling, Laura, you and your family are
in my thoughts!|
|I am truly sorry for your loss, I feel blessed to
have know Wally these past years at Fairmont.
Much love is sent to you and your family.|
||Patsy Slaughter, Sanford North Carolina
|I worked with Wally at the North Carolina Division of
Medical Assistance a very long time ago although not in
the same unit. Through folks in his group, we were kept
in the loop after he moved to TN. I had just asked one of
them in our retiree lunch on 12/12 had she heard from
Wally. I am so sorry to get the news of his passing. He
was a fine fellow and I enjoyed the technical sparring that
we had. |
|Laura I only knew Walter for a short period of time but I really
liked him and always enjoyed talking with him. You and your
family will be in my prayers.|
|Laura and Family, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Wally, He always had a big smile on his face every time I would see him. That is how I am going to remember him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless|
|Laura and family- praying for you at this difficult time. Wally
was one of the kindest people I have ever known. God Bless
your sweet family!|
||steve and tracie wilson
|One of a kinda we are going to miss you a lot. Our
prayers and our hearts go out for you Laura and
the kids. We Love you guys.|
|Laura and family,
I was so sorry to hear of Wally's passing. He
was always such a strong supporter of our dance
classes when I had the Jonesborough Studio.
I wish for you and the children the fondest
memories of all the good times you shared as
a family. You will all be in my thoughts and
prayers during the coming days. Blessings to
|I am so sorry for your loss. Wally's greatest joy is his family. He is so proud of you all. His great big smile will be missed along with his jokes. Praying for you all. Jesus have mercy.|
||Dr Meg Farmer
|So sorry to hear of your loss. I could always count on Mr Willard for a
cheery smile and hello in various school drop off lines. May God
strengthen and comfort you all through this time.|
|Wally YOU are a Wonderful Christian friend. You
encouraged me in the True Catholic faith. Your
laughter contagious and how you made me laugh. You
are now with our Savior Jesus and Mother Mary. I am
SO Thankful that by our Jesus' grace we will be
together in Heaven.|
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