Willard Salisbury James age 90 of Gretna, Nebr., formerly of Plattsmouth, Nebr., passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the Gretna Community Living Center.    
He was born on May 16, 1928, to Ralph Willard and E. Lucille (Porter) James in Omaha.  Willard was raised and schooled in Hamburg and he graduated from Hamburg High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy for three years and eight months from 1950 until 1953 during the Korean War.
 After serving his country, Willard worked as a mechanic in Hamburg and Omaha and made his home in Plattsmouth from 1984 until he moved to the Gretna Community Living Center due to his failing health.
Willard is survived by his three sons: Gene W. James and wife Emmanuel of San Clemente, Calif.; Steve W. James of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; B. Vincent James and wife Rhonda of Plattsmouth, Nebr.; five grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Ralph and Lucille James and his sister: Lou Ellen Youncker.
A Private Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  
Memorials to the Family (A suitable charity will be chosen at a later date).
Services are entrusted to Roby Funeral Home, 346 Ave. A, Plattsmouth, NE 68048. (402) 296-3123 robyfuneralhome.com