Graveside services for Jerry Lynn (Willy) Willard, 69, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 18, 2020 at Oak Lawn Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Willard passed away at 11:12 a.m., Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at his home.
He was born January 17, 1951, at Peace Valley, Missouri, to Hubert (Bud) Willard and Lora Maxine Moffis Willard. Willy graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1969. Mr. Willard was a Vietnam Veteran, having served with the United States Navy aboard the USS Hassayampa. He was a service technician for Culligan for many years and enjoyed photography, painting and building models. Mr. Willard was a Christian.
He is survived by his significant other, Pam Brotherton; three children, Kileene Collis and family, Jennifer Jennings and family and Will Brotherton and family; one granddaughter, Josie Pliler; one aunt, Freda Paschall; and many special cousins, including Vicki Lynn Watts and family.
His parents preceded him in death.
Mr. Willard will lie in state from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775.