Johnstown Area Vet Dying of Cancer Has Yard Sale To Pay for Burial Plot Next To Parents

October 03, 2018 - 6:00 pm

By Meredith Ganzman

This retired vet with stage 4 cancer is sadly selling all his possessions to help pay for his funeral and a plot next to his parents.

When David Dunkleberger and Ed Sheets met the 66-year-old U.S. Navy vet at his yard sale, they were compelled to help.

Sheets lives in Brownstown borough near Johnstown, PA.

Vet Dying Of Cancer Holds Yard Sale To Raise Money For His Own Funeral
David Dunkleberger

Related: Fellow Teachers Donate Their Sick Days For Man Battling Colon Cancer

So the friends set up a GoFundMe page, to assist the deserving vet with his funeral costs, which has racked up more than $50,000.

They say any funds left over from Willie’s final wish will go toward helping other veterans.