‹ Return to Current Obituaries
Send FlowersHand delivered by a local florist
Send a Sympathy Card
Plant Memorial Trees
Send a Sympathy Gift

Visitation

Harding Funeral Home
Thursday September 9th, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

View Details

Funeral Service

Harding Funeral Home
Thursday September 9th, 2021
11:00am

View Details

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Willard's visitation.


Willard Neff, Jr

Willard T. “Sonny” Neff, Jr., 82, of Slatington passed away peacefully Sunday, September 5, 2021, in his home.   He was the husband of Barbara J. (Handwerk) Neff, whom he married on May 17, 1969.  Born in Slatington on April 3, 1939, he was the son of the late Willard T. Sr., and Helen (Fisher) Neff.  Sonny served his country honorably and proudly in the US Army from 1961-1963.   For over 40 years, he worked as a loom fixer & supervisor for the former Stanwood Mills in Slatington.  He then worked for the American Nickeloid in Walnutport.  Sonny also owned/operated a well drilling business.   He enjoyed custom wood working and basket weaving.   He was a greeter at Good Shepherd UCC, Slatington.  Sonny was a member and former Assistant Fire Chief of Slatedale Fire Co, as well as a member of the American Legion Post 16, Slatington, and the Kempton and Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Clubs.
In addition to his wife Barbara, he is survived by a son: Willard T. Neff, III and his wife Shannon of Slatington; daughters: Janice Ann Hartmaier and companion Jeffrey Moyer of Lehighton, Amy and husband Dale Knittle of New Tripoli; 12 grandchildren; sister: Susan Queen of Walnutport, brothers: Richard and John Neff, both of Slatington.  He was predeceased by brothers, Barrie and William Neff.
A funeral service will be held at 11AM on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second Street, Slatington PA.   Family and friends may pay their respects from 10 to 11AM.   In lieu of flowers, donations in Sonny’s memory are suggested to the Good Shepherd UCC, 3940 Mountain Rd, Slatington PA 18080.


To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Willard Jr, please visit our flower store.



Guestbook

So sorry to hear of Sonnys passing many prayers to you Barb, Butch, Amy and Janice..May all your happy times get you through the days and weeks ahead.. Keep all those memories alive through your children and grandchildren. God Bless

Robin Lichtenwalner Sep 7 2021 12:00 AM

Barbara and Families and Susan Queen and family so sorry for the passing of a husband / brother. Please except my thoughts are prayers .

Donna Bowers Sep 7 2021 12:00 AM

A great man. Thank you for all the great memories and welcoming our family as part of yours. Your laugh and smiles lit up a room and everyone couldnt help but smile and laugh with you. You will be greatly missed by your family and everyone who was blessed to know you. We all know youll be looking down on everyone.

Dean Knittle Sep 6 2021 12:00 AM

We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Harding Funeral Home Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM