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February 7, 2019

Willard Clinton Gunnett, 94, of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Clappertown, Williamsburg RR, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 3, 2019, at the home.

Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service on Friday, Feb. 8, at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc.,, Martinsburg. Pastor Edward Jelliff will officiate.

Interment with full military honors will be held at Royer Cemetery, Williamsburg RR.

Willard was born on Nov. 27, 1924, in Royer, Williamsburg RR, son of the late Neff Earl and Edith Bell (Vanderpool) Gunnett. On August 10, 1946

He married Laura Grace Ross on Aug. 10, 1946, in Williamsburg. She preceded him in death on Dec. 22, 2015, after 69 years of marriage.

Surviving are two sons: Ronald E. (Jean) of Williamsburg RR and John W. (Nan) of Hummelstown; two daughters: Sharon R. (Wayne) Snare of Roaring Spring and Judith D. (Bill) Greene of Punxsutawney; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Lois J. Dempsie of Hollidaysburg; and a brother, Edwin N. Gunnett of Altoona.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Gunnett; five sisters: Doris Ann and Rita Gunnett, Erma Banks, Hazel Smith and Shirley Deter; and four brothers: Harold, Marion, Arch and Hubert Gunnett.

Willard was a 1941 graduate of Morrison Cove High School, Martinsburg.

He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving as a radio operator and supply man in New Guinea and Manila.

After serving his country, he began his work career at the Williamsburg Power Plant. He then transferred to the Homer City Power Plant where he was employed as a central control room operator, retiring in 1986 after 40 years of total service.

He was longtime member of Clappertown CMA Church, where he served as a church elder.

Willard was an avid sports fan, who loved to travel with his wife in their RV, hunting, trout fishing and golfing.

He also enjoyed bowling, reading and tending to his flower garden.

Memorial contributions in memory of Willard can be given to Clappertown CMA Church, 3239 Piney Creek Road, Williamsburg, PA 16693.


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