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John Wayne “Monk” Willard, 66
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Mr. John Wayne “Monk” Willard, 66, of McMinnville died Monday, July 18, at his residence. He was born Feb. 20, 1956 in Athens, Ala., was a roofer in the construction business, enjoyed fishing, spoiled all kids that crossed his path, and loved his dog Petey. Mr. Willard was preceded in death by his parents Will and Lela Williams Willard, brothers Curtis Willard and Chester Williams, sister Sarah Jane Stoner, nephew Jimmy Stoner, and great-nephew Jimmy Weston Stoner.

Monk is survived by his brother Kenneth (Ann) Willard, special friends Kenneth Stoner, Jackie Stoner, and Steve and Linda Nunley, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, July 21, at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Ricky Arnold will officiate. Interment will follow at Bethany Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Online condolences may be made at

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 20, 2022