First Posted: 10/3/2009

CANA, Va. Mr. Robert Jeremy Willard, 19, of Cana, passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Jeremy was born in Surry County on Oct. 3, 1989, to Danny James Willard and Joni Woodring Willard. He was a graduate of Carroll County and had worked at the Hungry Farmer Restaurant. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Joni and Dennis Rippey of the home; his father, Danny Willard of Mount Airy; brother, Danny James Willard II of Portsmouth; stepsisters, Jessica Edwards and Samantha Rippey, both of Cana; stepbrothers and a sister-in-law, Chris and Tracy Rippey of Mooresville, N.C., and Jonathan Rippey of Cana; grandparents, T.J. and Elsie Woodring of High Point, N.C., and Otis and stepgrandmother Frances Willard of Cana; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and many cherished friends and co-workers. Jeremy will be deeply missed and will remain in the hearts of all who knew him. Jeremy was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lillian Willard. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at Moody Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. David Buster Sechrist and the Rev. Russell Vass. Burial will follow in Flower Gap Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy. Online condolences may be made at moodyfuneralservices.com.

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