Paul Herbert Willyard, 78, of Little Rock passed away on October 18, 2020. He was born on December 27, 1941 in Hartshorne, Oklahoma to the late Herbert Richard and Sylvia Bashia (Bishop) Willyard.
He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and friend who was a member of Word Aflame Church. He was a licensed minister with United Pentecostal Church International, NRA member and a member of the local VFW. He loved his God, his family, telling jokes, hunting, fishing and his favorite breakfast coffee and bacon. Paul was an Ironworker; Batchelor of Arts from WestArk College (Ft. Smith); Salesman; Principal and Teacher; Educational Missionary to the Marshall Islands; and mentor to many young men.
He is preceded in death by his sister Lenora Polk; brothers-in-law Rex Polk, Gerry Abshere, Kenneth Cypert and Lowell Person.
Paul leaves behind his loving, wife of over 55 years, Linda Cheryl (Nichols) Willyard; his sons Paul David Willyard (Sandi), Patrick Scott Willyard; Jeffrey Don Willyard (Christina); his adopted son Mike and daughter Trudi Robertson; his grandchildren Seth, Morgan, Teagan, Alex and Lillie; his siblings Betty Person, Mary Edith Cypert and Virginia (Ginia) Abshere; many extended family and friends.
In light of the current health concerns, Paul’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, attendance will be regulated in accordance to Arkansas guidelines, all guests in attendance will be required to wear masks/facial coverings and social distancing guidelines will be in place.
Memorial can be made to Word Aflame Church, 7800 I-30, Little Rock, Arkansas
Visitation will be on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at Word Aflame Church, 7800 I-30, Little Rock, Arkansas with funeral services on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. Graveside at 2:00 P.M. at Woodlawn Cemetery, Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400.