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Willard Layfayette Mahurin Jr, 78 of Willard, passed away Friday, February 25, 2022, at Mercy Hospital.

A retired self-employed Auto Mechanic, Willard was a member of Harold Baptist Church, near Walnut Grove, MO.

He is survived by his wife Sharon, two daughters: Regina Traylor and her husband, Elmer, and Tanya Wickersham and her husband, Curtis, and a step-daughter: Julie Carder and her husband, James, eight grandchildren: Bryan, Courtney, Brittany, Stephanie, Deryck, Morgan, Noah, and Ryder, seven great-grandchildren, two brothers: Kenneth and Larry Mahurin, seven sisters: Erma, Wilma, Jane, Pearl, Sue, Patricia, and Marilyn, along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2022, at Harold Baptist Church, with burial to follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, at Walnut Grove.

Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Funeral Home North.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial donations to go to Harold Baptist Church.