Bryant Frank Willett, age 72, born in Hammond, LA, passed away on Monday July 26th, 2021.He was born on November 15, 1948. He graduated from Baton Rouge High School where he played football. He also attended and played football at Southeastern Louisiana College. He served proudly in the United States Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a charter member of Jefferson Baptist Church. Frank always had a big smile for his friends and was loved dearly by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He loved fishing, football (especially LSU), and spending time with his family and friends at their camp on False River. He is survived by his loving wife, Marion Leitner Willett and children Dawn Willett Beasley (Joe), Bryant Frank Willett II (Jennifer), Dustin Ryan Willett (Crystal), and Brent Ladner. Grandchildren Brandon, Keely and Colin Beasley, Natalie Willett, Charlie Rose Willett, Kirsten Ladner (Micah), Alleigh and Trinity Ladner, Brennan Bailey and London Miller. Great grandchildren Jacob and Olivia Beasley, Amalie Zumo. Sister Rhonda Willett Hebert (Billy) and brother Ronald Arthur Willett (Sandra) and sister in law Binkie Teitlebaum. Numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Cleve Alon Willett and Frances Eichelberger Willett and brother Cleve "Alon" Willett, II. Grandparents Bryant Edward Willett and Fannie Leshe Willett and Robert Frank Eichelberger and Hazel Turner Eichelberger. Spouse's parents Frances and Louis Leitner and son Kendall Patrick Ladner. Brother in law Robert Teitlebaum. Pall bearers: Ronald Willett, Bryant Willett, Dustin Willett, Brandon Beasley, Colin Beasley, Matt Pepper, Rylan Pepper, Billy Hebert, Joe Beasley. Honorary Pall Bearers: Don Scharwath, Calvin Bergeron. The visitation will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park Sunday, August 1, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and Monday, August 2, 2021 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. Service to follow at 9:30 am. Burial will be at 11:00 AM at Louisiana National Cemetery in Zachary, LA.
Published by The Advocate from Jul. 30 to Aug. 2, 2021.