John Henry Will Jr, 84, of Brookfield, died on October 4, 2013, following a brief illness.
He was born April 26, 1929, in Danbury, the son of Margaret (Caroll) and John Will Sr.
He is survived by his children, John Will III of Sandy Hook, Kerry (Will) Morse of Yuma, Ariz., Alan Will and David Will of Brookfield, and Peter Will of New Fairfield; five grandchildren, including Katherine Will of Sandy Hook; one great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.
Mr Will grew up in Danbury, graduating from Danbury High School in 1947. He then went to work, first as a salesman and then as sales manager, with several local auto dealerships.
John married Constance Miller on June 14, 1952. They lived in Bethel, and began their family there with the birth of their first two children. They moved to Brookfield in 1955, where their third, fourth and fifth sons were born and raised.
Mr and Mrs Will started The Tractor Barn in Brookfield in 1970, and ran it successfully for nine years. Mr Will then entered the power equipment distribution field, while at the same time he and his wife co-owned and operated The Dish House, also in Brookfield. He retired in 1996.
Mr Will was politically involved in Brookfield for several years after his retirement. He was never one to pontificate what he did.
He loved NASCAR, traveling, and his cats.
Mr Will was predeceased by his wife in 2007, and his sister, Margaret (“Peggy”) A. (Will) Koschel, the following year.
The family will receive friends and visitors on Tuesday, October 8, from 4 to 7 pm, at Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street in Danbury. A funeral service will be conducted at 7 pm. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, Brookfield, at the convenience of the family.
At the family’s request, donations in Mr Will’s name may be made to Ability Beyond Disability, 4 Berkshire Boulevard, Bethel CT 06801.
The Newtown Bee October 7, 2013