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Jerry Willett

November 9, 1947 — December 3, 2022

Jerry Melton Willett of Lorena, Texas was born on November 09, 1947, and entered his eternal home on December 3, 2022. Jerry graduated from Fairfield High School in 1966. He then attended Navarro Junior College before joining the U.S. Navy. Jerry served his country for 4 years during the Vietnam War aboard the carrier USS Ranger (CV A-61) and was honorably discharged in 1972.

Jerry was a hardworking family man. He always put his wife and their 4 children first. He loved Jesus, to make people laugh, and sports especially the Texas Longhorns, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Texas Rangers. He married Sally Ann (Waskom) Willett on September 13, 1974, and they were married until her death on October 15, 2019. Before enjoying a long retirement that began in 2005, Jerry worked for 30 years at the Owens-Illinois glass plant in Waco, TX.

Jerry married Linda Shaw (Stimmel) Willett on January 9, 2021. A few months later they found out he had cancer. Linda was just the angel Jerry needed during this time. She loved and cared for him until his death.
Jerry was preceded in death by his mother, G. Marie Cockerell; father, Harold M. Willett; and wife, Sally A. Willett.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Linda Willett; his daughters, Karrie Horn and husband Paul, Katrina Reeves and husband Jeremy, Bonnie-Marie Eyre and husband Matthew; son, Terry Willett and wife Crystal; 9 grandsons; 2 granddaughters, sister, Paula Swinburn and husband Dale; nephew, Jeremy Swinburn and wife Natalie; and Sally and Linda’s family members.

Celebration of life will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 13 at Community Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, 2001 N. Valley Mills Dr., Waco with Pastor Jonathan Leonard officiating. Committal will follow at 3 p.m. at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. The family will have a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, December 12 at the church.

The family requests that you wear your favorite Dallas Cowboy, Texas Rangers, or University of Texas shirt in honor of Jerry’s love for sports.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy www.parentprojectmd.org
To send flowers to the family in memory of Jerry Willett, please visit our flower store.

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Monday, December 12, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Community Fellowship Church of the Nazarene

2001 North Valley Mills Drive, Waco, TX 76710

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

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2001 North Valley Mills Drive, Waco, TX 76710

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Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

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