Carl Winnfield Willett
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Funeral Services for Mr. Carl Winnfield Willett, 56, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 1:30 pm on Monday, February 10, 2014 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe with Rev. Troy Dennard, a close friend of Carl's, officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Interment will follow at St. Paschals Catholic Church Cemetery in West Monroe.
The Barak Shrine Temple Provost Guard will honor him as pallbearers. Carl will also be honored with a Masonic Rites Ceremony.
Carl passed away Friday afternoon at Glenwood Hospital after a brief illness with his love, Mary Lynn, by his side. He was predeceased by his parents, Ray and Ethel Willett and his father in law, Lynn D. Tiller.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 34 years, Mary Lynn Tiller Willett and three sons: David Willett and wife Tara of Dallas, TX, Carlin Willett and girlfriend Miranda Taylor, Evan Willett and fiancé Kate Goodwill all of West Monroe. He is also survived by his sister, Cathie Bryant and husband Keith of West Monroe; nieces Randi Marie Addicott and husband George of Knoxville, TN, Nancy Knighten and husband Wesley along with their son John Marshall, of Benton, AR; mother-in-law Dr. Mary Sue Tiller and sister-in-law Jo Anne Tiller both of West Monroe; brother-in-law Chuck Tiller and wife Meg of Shreveport, LA; nephew George Tiller of Houston, TX, along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
Carl was an ASE Master Mechanic. He was very knowledgeable and highly sought after when someone needed help or advice when repairing an automobile. He received many national certifications in various automobile repair techniques. He was also an avid WM Football fan; his rousing yell of "Another West Monroe First Down" will be greatly missed in Section C.
Carl was active in many organizations. He has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America for many years. He chaired many "Mom and Me" along with "Dad and Lad" events. He was the district Pinewood Derby Chairman for many years. Carl was honored to have been chosen as Scoutmaster for the Louisiana Purchase Council Contingent to the 100th Anniversary National Scout Jamboree in Washington, D.C. in 2010. He attended two National Order of the Arrow Conferences and was also honored by the LA Purchase Council with the Silver Beaver Award. He enjoyed many campouts and a trip to Philmont Scout Ranch with his beloved Troop 5. He enjoyed guiding his Cubs in Pack 251 and nothing gave him greater joy than to see his Cubs Bridge - Over into Scouting. Carl made many lifelong friends through his association with the BSA.
In recent years, Carl proudly became a Mason and a Shriner. He served many offices and was the current Worshipful Master of the R.F. McGuire Lodge #209 in Rayville, LA. He enjoyed serving in the Provost Guard of the Barak Shrine Temple. Participating in Shriner parades and the Shrine Circus was "right up his alley" and he loved serving others.
During the last few years, he developed a passion for deer hunting. His take this season was three. He loved his buddies and the weekend camping at Indian Creek Hunting Club in Chatham, LA.
Our family would like to thank everyone for all of the calls, prayers, visits, gifts and concern shown to us at this difficult time. Thank you to all of the health care attendants at Glenwood, especially to the nurses of 4N. Your love and gentle care meant so much to us.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Shriners' Hospital,
, BSA Order of the Arrow, or the
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Mulhearn Funeral Home
West Monroe, LA
Published in The News Star on Feb. 9, 2014