Warren Kent Williard

Published 11:55 am Sunday, May 19, 2024

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Mr. Warren Kent Williard, 70, of Montclair Drive, Advance, died Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at his home.

He was born on June 18, 1953, in Forsyth County to the late Troy Odell and Carolyn Leonard Williard.

Kent was a member of Missions Baptist Church in Kernersville and retired from Associated Cemetery Consultants as a sales director with over 30 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Vietnam War and was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. He was very patriotic, enjoyed traveling to the beach and mountains, and was an avid golfer and fisherman who loved all sports. He was also a very talented singer and loved country music. Kent was a very loving family man who loved life and “did it his way”. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: a brother, Mitchel Craig Williard; a nephew, Stephen Williard; a brother-in-law, Maxie Melton; and a special dear friend, John Mason.

Survivors include: his wife, Gale Barney-Williard; 2 children, Robert Kent Williard of Florida and Tara Hollandsworth (Darrell) of Virginia; 2 grandchildren, Tinley and Dawson Hollandsworth; a brother, Steve Williard (Debbie) of Winston-Salem; and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with Rev. Alton Beal officiating. Interment will follow in Westlaw Gardens of Memory in Clemmons with military honors conducted by the U.S. Army and the VFW Memorial Honor Guard. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for: Tunnels to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306; or to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675; or to Paralyzed Veterans at pva.org.

Online condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.