Andrew Roy Willard
September 23, 1932 - February 5, 2019
Mr. Andrew Roy Willard, age 86 of Augusta, GA entered into rest Tuesday, February 5, 2019. He was a loving husband of 25 years to Lydia Hellenschmidt Willard.
Mr. Willard was a native of Montpelier, Vermont but has lived in Augusta for several years. He served in the United States Army serving two tours in Vietnam. During his military career he earned the National Defense Service Medal, Army Occupational Medal (Germany), Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with a Silver Star and two Bronze Service Stars, and Bronze Star Medal.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Marlene R. Willard, grandchildren, great grandchildren, siblings, Arlene Willard Sweeney, Joyce Willard McGhinnis, and Clarence Willard, nieces, and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Mary Willard, son, Andrew R. Willard, Jr., siblings, Phyllis Willard Morris, Earl Willard, Maurice Willard and Beverly Willard Thorburn.
A private service will be held at the American Legion 178 on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 3pm.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion 178, 3219 Richmond Hill Rd., Augusta, Georgia 30906 in memory of Andrew Roy Willard.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com
Arlington Burial & Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909. (762) 994-0311
I have been more than family with Marlene Willard,she is like a sister to me. We all loved Andy, he and Marlene opened a blues bar in Augusta, Andy loved music. Marlene's mother as I call her memaw is such a wonderful fully person. Destiny Marlene was very close toAndy, she called him dad. I will always be here for this family. Marlene took such good care of her father. He will be missed by everyone that knew him. Love you Marlene. Your dad is in heaven.Linda Smith - February 17 at 10:44 AM
Mr. Andy you will sure be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing you. You were truly the most kindest person i believe i have ever met in my entire life. We knew right away the day we met that the love of music was our big commen ground. I will never forget all the times we danced and sang. Wish i could see the angels faces when they hear your sweet sweet voice sing. I love you Mr. Andy! Praying for your family Love, Frances BowmanFrances - February 16 at 6:32 PM
The very best man to serve under Sgt Willard tought me so many skills. Marlene I am so sorry my love is with you.Rod Larkey - February 14 at 8:10 PM
I have some very special memories of being around Mr. Willard and I shall never forget. Marlene;you and your family have my deepest sympathy.Steven Allen - February 13 at 3:03 PM
I always loved being around Andy. He was so much fun!Jennifer - February 13 at 1:11 PM