Willard Oakley Harry, 91, of Pearisburg, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Giles Community Hospital. Mr. Harry was born In Waiteville, WV. On February 20, 1930 to the late Pete and Annie Davis Harry. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Wanda Dell Harless Harry and his siblings, Herman Harry, Otis Harry, Jerry Harry, Lacy Harry, Billy Harry, Arnold Harry, Emma Jean Harry, Betty Stallard, Blanche Gautier, Gladys Givens and Opal Lawson.
Mr. Harry was a member of the Riverview Baptist Church and also served our country in the Korean War. He was known and loved as paw paw by numerous children that he and his wife opened their home to and was retired from Fairchilld where he was a machinist.
Mr. Harry is survived by his daughter, Hope Sylvester and husband, Stephen of Lindside, WV, grandchildren, Amber Valentina Gilbert, Kelsy Jordannia Elizabeth Sylvester, great-grandchild, Jackson Oakley Gilbert. He is also survived by his siblings, Larry Harry and wife, Linda of Narrows, and Shirley Miller of GA. And a host of nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be conducted on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. in the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Terry Easter officiating. A burial will follow with Military Honors in the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Kendall Funeral Home from 5 – 7 P.M. A guestbook is available by visiting www.kendallfuneralhome.com. Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke will be serving the family of Willard Oakley Harry.