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“We were saddened to hear of Willards passing. Willard and lorene will forever be in our hearts.They were more like family.He always had a joke or...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Chester and Linda Farmer - Tampa, FL

“I am so very sad to hear about Willard's passing. I can't imagine the pain you all are going through and I am so sorry that I can't be there in...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Sondra Turner - Tampa, FL

“Chester and I are in state of dis-belief. He and Lorene and kids were like family to us. There will never be another Willard like him. Very kind and...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Chester and linda Farmer - Tampa, FL

“There will never be another like Willard! He will be greatly missed as he always made me smile when he came to his doctor appointments and had a new...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Laura Clancy, nurse for Dr Ottenweller - IN

“My heart goes out to you and your family, Sheila ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Anita Weaver (Stephens) - Piqua, OH

“Willard is joining his Heavenly family. We will get to join him soon and sing together some Bluegrass! ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Cindie Cannon-Watkins - West Bend, WI

“Sorry to hear of your father's passing. You have our deepest sympathy. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Dennis Murray - Lebanon, KY

“Our sympathies are with you. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Willard was a wonderful man. I enjoyed meeting him and helping to care for him. Sincerely...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Melissa Murphy - FORT WAYNE, IN

“What a handsome man he was ! Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone , may god comfort everyone . ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Teri & Jim Brown - North Webster, IN

“So sorry my thoughts are with you all. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Dawn Ahumada - Kendallville, IN

Willard R. York, 82, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017. Born in Middlesboro, KY, Willard was the son of the late George and Delia York. He was a truck driver for Scotts Foods for 19 years prior to his retirement. Willard was an avid collector of model cars, coins and enjoyed watching westerns. He was blessed with the gift of music. He wrote, sang and played Bluegrass on his guitar. His unique, and larger than life personality made many friends, including the staff at Halls Hollywood Restaurant. Surviving are his children, Sheila (Rick) Stephens of Laotto, Betty York, Teresa Green both of Ridgecrest, CA, Michele (Ron) McAfee of Tampa, FL, Renee (Steve) Wood of Covington, LA, Jeff York of Lexington, KY; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren with one on the way; siblings, Earl and Kenneth York, Mae Caine, Wanda McCue, Jean Breidert, and Mary Lee Zell. Willard was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene York, siblings, Stanley and Charlie York, and Helen Gilbert. Service is 11:00 am, Monday, February 13, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road with calling one hour prior. Calling at the funeral home Sunday, February 12, 2017, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Burial in Eel River Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the Family. To sign the online guest book, go to