James William Willford

January 31, 1939November 6, 2018

James William Willford was born on January 31, 1939 and passed away on November 6, 2018.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Family Graveside Service Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 10, 2018

James William Willford

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Mike Cusack

December 27, 2018

I’m so sad to hear this news. Jim was my last 1SG at Benning in the late 80’s. He helped me get started in competitive pistol shooting and we just seemed to click even though I was just an E5 at the time. If the family gets a chance to read this please know he was thought I’d dearly by his soldiers. Rest In Peace Jim.

Ken Kirsch

December 26, 2018

I had the honor of working for Jim in Stuttgart Germany. I was a Bomb Dog Handler under his command. He will ne missed.

Emily Johnson

November 9, 2018

Sarge was a mentor and father figure to the men and women of the 6th MPCO. I served with Jim from 1979 - 1981 while in Muenster Germany. He was a great man. Thank you for guidance, support and dedication. I will miss you. RIH my friend.

Paul Scott

November 8, 2018

I knew Jim when we were on US Army Shooting Team together back in the late 70’s, early 80’s. Jim and I traveled across country together one year going to the All Army Pistol Matches in Fort Benning, GA. Jim was character, always telling me stories back when he worked for the Chicago Police Department. I enjoyed his company and all the stories he was always telling. It made our cross country trip less boring. It has been many years since I have seen him and I am sad about his passing. He will be sorely missed by all his friends and all his team mates connected with the Army Shooting Team.
Save me a place at the table Jim. I will see you when it is my turn to cross over!