Willard Hebner, Sr., 70, of Youngsville, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013 at the Warren General Hospital.

Willard was born September 2, 1942 in Wrightsville, Pa., a son of the late Herman Hebner, Sr. and Jennie Smith Hebner Loomis. He worked as an auto body man and mechanic for many years in the area and enjoyed gardening and planting flowers.

He is survived by a daughter Jennifer (Brad) Wilkins of Erie, 2 sons Ryan (Liz) Hebner, also of Erie, and Willard Hebner, Jr., of Youngsville, 4 sisters, Catherine Cressley, Marian (Bill) Paquin, Bonnie (Bob) Dell, and Dorothy Mead, and a brother George (Anne) Hebner, 1 granddaughter and 4 grandsons.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Herman, Jr., Donald, Richard, and Virgil Hebner, and his stepfather Alfred Loomis.

Friends will be received at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 314 North Main St., Youngsville, Pa., 16361 on Tuesday from 10 a.m . to noon, at which time a funeral service will be held with the Rev. Amery Brenly, pastor of the Southside Baptist Church in Erie, officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Pittsfield.

Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.