R.I.P. Chancellor William Willard
November 27, 2019 § 3 Comments
Chancellor Willard of Clarksdale, was retired Chancellor of the 7th District.
Reportedly died when he suffered a heart attack while scuba diving with his family in the Caymans on November 25, 2019.
The official MSSC press release:
Retired Chancellor William G. Willard Jr. of Clarksdale died Nov. 25 while vacationing with his family in the Cayman Islands. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Meredeth Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling arrangements.
Judge Willard retired from the bench in December 2010 after serving 12 years as Chancellor of the 7th Chancery District that includes Bolivar, Coahoma, Leflore, Quitman, Tallahatchie and Tunica counties. He returned to private law practice in Clarksdale. Before his service as chancellor, he served for nine and one-half years as Clarksdale Municipal Judge. He also served on the Bar Complaints Tribunal.