William "'Teddy'" Willard Jr.
1956 - 2020
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A celebration of life for William T. "Teddy" Willard, Jr., will be held on August 1, 2020, from 2pm-5pm at the family residence, 25417 Walker South Rd, Denham Springs. Teddy was born April 25, 1956, in Baton Rouge and departed from this life on July 23, 2020, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was a retired service manager and a longtime employee of Southern Belle Sandwich Co. He was an avid LSU and Saints fan and looked forward to football season. He had a passion for music and was an excellent guitar player, recently reunited with his band "Mr. Man". He was preceded in death by his parents, William T. Willard, Sr., and Louisa Holden Willard and a special niece, Loryn Whittington. Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Carpenter Willard; children, William T. "Trey" Willard, III., Christopher Willard, Sean Willard, and step-daughter, Wendy Salard; sisters, Barbara Boudreaux, Sharon Richard (Clay), Lorna Prudhomme (Tedd); granddaughters, Rowan and Sloan Willard, step-grandsons, Trent and Trey Tarver; step-granddaughter, Tara Williams and numerous nieces, nephews, former wife Jan Bearden Willard and friends. Arrangements by McLin & Manley Funeral Home, Walker, LA.

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Published in The Advocate from Jul. 29 to Aug. 1, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Celebration of Life
02:00 - 05:00 PM
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August 5, 2020
Teddy and I were 8 months apart in age.He was the only brother growing up that I had. Our early years wer playing in the sand,football baseball and basketball. At 10 years old we took guitar lessons together.Two weeks later he was listening to the radio playing Beatle songs like he wrote them I couldnt even play 1 chord.From that day on I gave up guitar and had the pleasure of watching a master at work.Everyday he was better and before long there was nothing he could not do on a guitar and was that way until we lost our brother...He was kind ,thoughtful and a true friend..I will miss him till we meet again..Teddy you will be missed but you will always on our minds,,We love you Stoltz Family
james stoltz
Friend
August 5, 2020
james stoltz
Friend
August 1, 2020
Mike Robinson
Friend
July 30, 2020
July 30, 2020
July 30, 2020
Teddy was a classmate and bandmate of mine. I've known him since 1972. He had a larger than life personality. He was also one of the best guitarists I have ever heard in my life and I've been involved with music for over 50 years. He was loved and admired by everyone who knew him. I'll miss him a lot.
Bobby Coates
Classmate
July 30, 2020
You, those crystal blue eyes and your big heart for others will be greatly missed. I know you are jammin' on the other side with no more pain, tubes or IV's. I do hope you have a little porch medicine in heaven, though!! RIP my old Istrouma friend!! You will be missed at the Rhondarosa.
Chalace Epley
Friend
July 30, 2020
I have known Teddy for 50+ years and all of it was rockin. From RAM to TeddyMann... We will miss him until it's out turn to rock with him again. Peace and comfort my friend.
Keith Odom
Friend
July 30, 2020
e are so sorry for your loss. Teddy was such a good man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Love, Debbie, Aunt Kathi and Mrs. Ruth and Charles
Debbie Riddle
Friend
July 29, 2020
I have known Teddy about 50 years. We lived parallel lives; girlfriends, wives, children, nutty (temporarily insane?) friends & rock'n'roll. Every memory leads to a hundred more. Whatever the circumstances in their own lives, so many people will keep him alive as rudely & raucously as possible. Rock On, Teddyman...
Jimmy Packard
Friend
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