Jerry Dean Willard Sr. was born June 25, 1942 in Pawnee Okla. He was the son of Elmer and Neva (Cargill) Willard. Jerry graduated from high school in Jal, New Mexico. His family moved back to Pawnee in 1961. Jerry married Ethel Ruth Cox in 1963. Among Jerry's many jobs he worked for Otasco, Southwestern Bell, Pawnee Hospital, OSU, and as a pipeline welder. Jerry's wife Ruth passed away in June 2014. Jerry married LeVena Terry on Feb 24, 2016. Jerry is a member of the Masons and the First Baptist Church.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Neva Willard, wife Ethel Ruth, and brother LeRoy Willard. Jerry is survived by his wife LeVena of the home, daughter Michele Low of Pawnee, Oklahoma, two sons Jerry D. Willard Jr and Kris Willard both of Pawnee; step daughter Kimberly Tallon of Bakersfield California, step son Nathan Hoxsie of Stillwater, Oklahoma; sisters Pam Lockhart of Pawnee, Oklahoma, Linda Kukuk of Perry Oklahoma, sister in law Beverly Willard of Pawnee, Oklahoma, best friend and brother Jim Silva of Texas; twelve grandchildren; eight great grandchildren plus several nieces, nephews and a host of other friends.
Services are Thursday 10:00 A.M. March 2, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Pawnee with Pastor John Coker officiating. Interment will follow in the Highland Cemetery in Pawnee, Oklahoma. Friends can leave a memory for the family on Jerry's memorial website at www.poteetfuneralhome.com.