Willard George Durst, Jr., 65, of Lawtey, Florida, passed away January 9, 2013, at the VA Medical Center in Lake City Florida. He was born on August 15, 1947, to the late Willard George Durst Sr. and Mary Lou Wires Durst.
Willard proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force for many years. He was of the Catholic faith and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pomeroy, Ohio. Willard was an avid Gator Basketball fan and enjoyed having season tickets.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents.
Willard is survived by his loving wife, Zita Anne Shuford-Durst of Lawtey, Florida; his sons, Willard G. Durst III and David Durst; his step-children, Joey (Becky) Shuford of High Springs, Florida, and Amber (Jeremy) McRae of Starke, Florida; his brothers, Willis and Jan Durst; his sisters, Edith Brickles and Mary Sue Brauer; and three grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 25, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pomeroy.