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William "Leck" Willett PDF Print
Written by Karen Ventrone   
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 14:32

William "Leck" Willett, age 62, of Ski Crest Park Road, Blowing Rock, passed away Friday afternoon, August 9, 2013, after a short battle with cancer, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.




Leck was born February 15, 1951 in Catawba County, a son of Sybil Long Willett and the late Hal H. Willett. He attended Lees McCrae College and Appalachian State University, where he later taught in the Art Department for 10 years. Leck then worked for Boone Construction as a supervisor.


Leck was an avid student of life with an insatiable quest for knowledge. He had many varied interests. Leck was a gifted sculptor and carpenter. He loved to fish and enjoyed playing bacci ball and Nascar racing.


He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.


In addition to his mother, Leck is survived by his wife, Donna Parsons Willett of the home; two step-sons, Amra Hayslett and wife Jennifer of Wake Forest, and Luke Bradshaw; his twin sister, Bryn Starns and husband Wesley of Granite Falls; one brother, Mike Willett and wife Sandy of Prescott, Arizonia; two grandsons, Thomas Hayslett and Essick Hasslatt, both of Wake Forest, and one granddaughter, Sienna Bradshaw of Boone. He is also survived by a number of nephews and great-nephews.


He was preceded in death by his father, Hal H. Willett.


Memorial services for William "Leck" Willett will be conducted Monday evening, August 12, 2013, at 6:30 PM, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Reverend Scott Parsons.


The family will receive friends following the memorial service.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, 135 Bear Trail Lane, Boone, North Carolina, 28607, or to the Watauga Humane Society, PO Box 1835, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.


Online condolences may be sent to the Willett family at


Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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