John F. Willard III of Ave Maria, Florida passed September 5, 2021 surrounded by loved ones.
John was born January 6, 1952 in Springfield, MA. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Christine (Ford) Willard. Children Jennifer, David, Kimberly and Bryan.
He was “Poppa” to 8 wonderful grandchildren. He was proceeded by his father, John F. Willard II, mother Elizabeth Flowers and bonus dad, Billy J. Flowers.
John was employed by Publix Supermarket’s for 10 years. A job which he enjoyed because of his love of his employees and bond with his customers.
No service will be held in Florida. John’s wish was to be buried in Springfield, MA.
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