Jerry Lynn (Willy) Willard
Jerry Lynn (Willy) Willard
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 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 companion of over twenty-five years, Pam Brotherton; her three children, Kileene Collins, Jennifer Jennings and Will Brotherton; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many special cousins, including Freda Paschall and Vicki Lynn Watts.
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 the family and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775.
December 10, 2020 @ 11:14 am
Oh my. Another another good friend gone to Heaven. You will always be in my heart “woooo-woooo.” Rest in peace. Until we meet again. Prayers to all your family.
December 11, 2020 @ 1:34 pm
Say hi to Paul Willy we will miss you.
Hassel and Alice (Newberry) Vandergriff
December 11, 2020 @ 4:36 am
We are so sorry to hear of this – Jerry is one of my classmates from Carmichael School days. Prayers for his family and close friends.
December 11, 2020 @ 10:12 am
Take great pictures in heaven Uncle Jerry
December 13, 2020 @ 5:19 pm
I fondly remember my old friend Willy. He was about the most laidback guy I ever knew. We were in the Navy together on the Hass. as we called it. He was a good buddy. Because we worked well together, Petty Officer Will gave us special passes that we made good use of. I’m from Louisiana and visited my buddy Willy back in the mid 70’s. West Plains Missouri is the friendliest town I’ve ever visited. May God bring peace and comfort to all those he has left behind. I know he will be missed.
December 17, 2020 @ 11:58 am
I will miss you like crazy!! You’ve always been a great friend (I love you say hello to Steve for me) Hope to see you again xoxo Pam if there’s anything I can do call me I’ve always loved you both! With Sincere Sympathy