Larry Redmon Williard

Published 1:43 pm Sunday, November 19, 2023

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Mr. Larry Redmon Williard, 89, passed away Nov.17, 2023.

Mr. Williard was born June 22, 1934 in Yadkin County to the late Harmon and Hattie Williard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: a loving son, best buddy and fishing partner, Larry R. Williard II, and a daughter, Diane Pettit.

Left to cherish his memory are: his devoted caregiver, best friend, and loving wife of 64 1/2 years, Elizabeth “Libby” K. Williard; daughter, Debbie W. Davis; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and special friends.

Larry attended Courtney High School and graduated from Farmington High School. Mr. Williard was a member of Mt. Olive Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee, usher, and he was instrumental in starting the Men’s Club. Larry was retired from RJR after 30 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 265 Farmington and he was a member of the Winston-Salem Shrine Club. Mr. Williard was a group leader at CMS, to support Shriner Hospitals. Larry and Libby loved traveling, he was an avid bee keeper, and he enjoyed golfing with his friends.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 6-8 p.m. at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22 at Mt. Olive Global Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Online condolences: Gentry Family Funeral Service of Yadkinville is serving the Williard family.