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Gary Dean Willard

<p>Gary Dean Willard, 62, passed away Dec. 11, 2012, at his home in   Buchanan Dam. Gary was born on March 18, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, Mo.,   to Charles W. &ldquo;Red&rdquo; and Helen M. (McCormick) Willard.</p>
<p>He spent his childhood growing up in many places because of his father’s work in the construction business.</p>
<p>He served in the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam from 1967 to 1970   and during an additional tour in Germany from 1972 to 1975. In addition   to various other medals and decorations, Gary was a recipient of the   Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the Air Medal and the Army Commendation   Medal.</p>
<p>He was a resident of Catalina, Ariz., before moving to Buchanan Dam   in 1984. He worked at the Inks Lake National Fish Hatchery in the   maintenance department and retired this past March after 20 years of   employment.</p>
<p>He enjoyed fishing, camping and being with his grandchildren.</p>
<p>Gary is survived by his wife, Kelly; sons Kevin Willard and wife   Theresa and Jon Willard and wife Stacie; daughters Shana Inman Willard,   Katie Willard and Malissa Willard; brothers Danny Willard and wife Karol   and David Willard and wife Annette; sister Donna Willard Clough and   husband Randy; grandchildren Kristun Willard, Blake Willard, Kaitlyn   Willard, Zachary Willard, Casey Willard, Rylie Inman and Sophia   Passmore; and great-grandchild Jaydun Estrada.</p>
<p>Gary was preceded in death by his parents.</p>
<p>Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 306   Texas 29 East in Burnet, (512) 756-2222. A graveside service is 1 p.m.   Dec. 15 at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park with the Rev. John Taylor   officiating. Military honors will follow.</p>
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