Vietnam veteran Douglas Earl Willard, 71, of Laurelville, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was born May 10, 1947 in Chillicothe to the late James E. and Alberta M. (Sullivan) Willard. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers Thomas Willard, Denver “Bub” Willard, sisters, Mary (Chico) Hager and Wanda Willard Walter. He is survived by wife E. Tootsy (Disbennett) Willard, daughter Anja L. Willard, sons Douglas M. (Amy) Willard and Ben (Judy) Willard, four wonderful granddaughters, Kaitlin Willard, Kari Willard, Jessica Willard and Sara Willard and 2 awesome step grandchildren Colt Brenning and Lily Brenning, brothers Michael W. (Pam) Willard, Roger Willard, sister Denice D. Bradfield and half-sister Sharon Poe. With keeping with Doug’s wishes cremation has been observed. Wellman Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.
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