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John Robert Willard

Published 12:00am Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Oct. 4, 1957 – July 12, 2013

NATCHEZ — Graveside services for John Robert Willard, 55, of Natchez, who died Friday, July 12, 2013, at Natchez Regional Medical Center, will be at 3 p.m. today at the Natchez City Cemetery with the Rev. Walton Jones officiating.

Burial will follow under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Willard was born Oct. 4, 1957, in Natchez.

He was a member of St. Mary Basilica and worked as sales clerk for a convenience store most of his life.

Mr. Willard was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Willard Sr. and Jo Ann Eidt Willard; two brothers, Martin Willard and John David Willard; and one sister, Marie Willard Kremers.

Survivors include one brother, Joseph Willard of Natchez; three sisters, Lee Willard, Edie Christian and Ginny Partridge, all of Natchez; and a number of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Online condolences may be sent to www.lairdfh.com.