Karl H. Will, 91, of Woodbridge, passed away on Dec. 22, 2020 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital.
He was born March 7, 1929, in Konigsberg, Germany, to the late Karl J. Will and Therese Will. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joyce. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Karl married his beloved wife Joyce in April 1955. They were marred for 61 years until her passing in May 2016. Upon his arrival to the United States from Germany, Karl lived in Cleveland, Ohio, for a period of time until he was drafted into the U.S. Army at the age of 24.
He was stationed at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and received an honorable discharge in June 1955. He was a true example of a hardworking family man working as a full-time tractor-trailer driver for 42 years along with part-time jobs in between. He was also a Maître d at the Officers' Club at Marine Corps Base Quantico.
Karl and his wife, Joyce, loved ballroom dancing, and many times they would clear the dance floor while others watched in amazement. He was an avid boater; he loved fishing and waterskiing with his family. Some of his many passions were hunting, camping, bowling and playing horseshoes. He enjoyed family get-togethers, parties and holidays.
He is survived by his son, Michael Will, and his daughter, Kathy Marrs both of Woodbridge; son-in-law, Chris Marrs of Woodbridge; granddaughters, Kari Rice and her husband, Mike, Woodbridge; Stacey Will of Virginia Beach; grandsons, Joshua Will and Amy, of Culpeper, Virginia; Ricky Harris and his wife, Michelle, of Fredericksburg, Virginia; Matthew Will of Woodbridge; great-grandchildren: Alex and his wife, Jahaira; Aspen, Cierra, Ava, Chloe, Olive, Michaela and Teddy. Also, Lynne and Woody Daignault, who were dear to his heart and like family to Karl.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home from 11:30 a.m. to approximately 1:30 p.m.; a formal funeral service will begin at 12:30 p.m. He will be laid to rest with his late wife, Joyce, at Quantico National Cemetery.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are limited to 50 people during the Celebration of Life gathering services and the committal service. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing when able to.