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Gary Willard Willets

October 2, 1942 — March 23, 2021

10/2/1942 ~ 3/23/2021

Gary Willard Willets, 78, of Henderson, Nevada, passed away in his home, surrounded by family on the morning of March 23, 2021. Gary was born October 2, 1942 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to Frank James and Vivian (Weiss) Willets. His parents and brothers, James Frank and Alan Earl, preceded him in death.

Gary always had a love and talent for music. He was a professional drummer and toured the country with various well-known bands of his time. He loved to fish, enjoyed nature, a good rainstorm, and watching the hummingbirds swarm on the porch of his cabin. He loved nothing more than his sweetheart, Nancy Sue Llewellyn, whom he married on February 14, 1969. They were later sealed in the
Las Vegas LDS temple on December 11, 2010.

Gary is survived by his wife, Nancy Llewellyn Willets, daughter Kelly Jensen (Tony Jensen), son Robert Willets, son Brian Willets, and daughter Karen Pixton (Ryan Pixton). He is also survived by his 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Services to celebrate his life will be held April 3, 2021 at 11 am, at the Cedar City Ward Chapel in Spring City, UT (7655 E 15000 N). ( The address is a county address, the church is on the very north end of Spring City on the East side of the road. Interment in the Fountain Green City Cemetery.

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