John Robert Willard

Published 12:00 am 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.

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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.

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