January 20, 2023
Willard Colwell of Smithville passed away Tuesday night January 17, 2023 at St. Thomas Midtown in Nashville. He was born November 11, 1955 to his parents, the late Toy Brown & Lydia Maye Williams Colwell. Willard was a member of Coopers Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by Brothers: John B., James, Dallas, Eugene, Floyd, Lillard and Johnnie Colwell; Sister: Martha Moore. Funeral Services will be 4 PM Monday, January 23, 2023 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be Monday 12 Noon until the time of the service at 4 PM.
Survivors include his wife: Sally Colwell of Smithville; Children: Jermiah James (Christy) Colwell of Murfreesboro, Willard Lee(Cora) Colwell of New York, Sara (Cory) Williams of Cookeville, Rhonda (Royce) Moore of Dowelltown, Renae Edmonds of Smithville, Yvonne (Shannon) Hale of Smithville; Grandchildren: Avery, Evangeline, Amalie, Vienne, Jayse, Addison, Nick, Jayrah(Adam) Nunley, Leah Cooper, Bobby O’Conner, Jr., Michael Shuttleworth, Kathryn and Kaleb Hale; Great-Grandchildren: Benjamin and Shelby O’Conner; Brother: Daniel Colwell of Morrison. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.