He was born on March 25, 1920, in Elkhart County to Clark and Josephine (Sheline) Willard. A lifetime area resident, he was married to Mary Culler on Sept. 29, 1943.
He worked for the Syracuse Post Office for over 30 years. He was a member of the St. Andrews United Methodist Church. He was also a World War II U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife: Mary Willard, Syracuse, Ind.; a daughter: Judy (George) Kalich, New Paris, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his son: Kenneth.
Calling will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Eastlund Funeral Home Syracuse. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the St. Andrews United Methodist Church with Reverend Mark Eastway officiating. Interment will follow at the Syracuse Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Andrews United Methodist Church.