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Willard Dortch, Jr.

April 21, 1957 — December 25, 2021

Willard Ollie Dortch, Jr., 64, of Colonial Heights passed away on Saturday, December 25, 2021. Born on April 21, 1957 in Petersburg Virginia, he was the son of the late Eva Motley and Willard Ollie Dortch, Sr., and was also preceded in death by his first wife, Janet Dabney Dortch; and his beloved maternal grandparents, Charles and Ida Motely.

Willard was a member of the Southside Church of the Nazarene Chester Campus. A United States Marine veteran, he proudly served his country for two years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 284.

Willard is survived by loving wife of 17 years, Brenda Fargis Dortch; and his daughter, Tiffany Ann VanGils.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Food Pantry at Southside Church of the Nazarene Chester Campus, 13930 Happy Hill Road, Chester, VA 23831 or to the Smitty’s Cat Rescue in Chester, 13508 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Chester, VA 23831.  Condolences may be registered at

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