Sept. 26, 1931 – May 26, 2015
Funeral services for Edward Buron Willard were held June 1 at the United Methodist Church in Worland. Eddie, the son of B.H. “Shorty” and Goldie Pauline “Missy” Willard, was born in Gillette. He grew up in Riverton, Cody and Lloyd-Minister, Alberta, Canada.
He received his degree in general agriculture at the Vermillion School of Agriculture. After his graduation in 1950, he joined his family in Worland, where he went into business with his father at Willard’s Husky. Over the next 65 years he owned and operated Willard’s Feed and Seed, Ten Sleep Service Company, Washakie Stage, Independent Dairy Service, Ice Cube Enterprises, The Coal Bin and for the last few years was in business with his son Clark at C&E Rentals.
He married Joyce Warner on Aug. 4, 1954.
He served on numerous boards. He helped form the original Worland Jaycee Clowns and was one of the first Worland Ambassadors with the Chamber of Commerce. He served as president of the Wyoming Grain Feed and Seed in 1959. He was also part of the Worland Oktoberfest, Chamber Customer Appreciation BBQ and the national Girl Scout Camp.
If anyone needed help he was there. He has been described as an amazing man, and always had a smile and a wave.
His parents, his wife Joyce and granddaughter Missy preceded him in death.
He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, E. Berch and Linda Willard of Dover, N.H., Michael B. and Carol Willard and Clark W. and Cindy Willard, all of Worland; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials donations to the Ten Sleep Museum or Ten Sleep Library can be sent in care of Bryant Funeral Home in Worland.