The Hollywood community and fans around the world are offering their condolences to Will Smith and his family after the loss of his father, Willard Carroll Smith Sr. The news was confirmed by Sheree Fletcher, Will’s ex-wife. Willard, a former US Air Force member and
refrigeration engineer, played an instrumental role in his son’s life, as detailed in the biography ‘Will Smith: A Biography.’
Willard was a father figure who always kept his son in line, especially when it came to the dangers of drug addiction. He took Will to rough neighborhoods in Los Angeles and Philadelphia to show him firsthand the devastating consequences of drug abuse. Willard’s tough love approach and positive influence helped shape Will’s character, and he described his father as a stable and supportive presence in his life
In addition to his work as a refrigeration engineer, Willard was a self-employed businessman who always put his family first. He installed refrigeration in supermarkets and worked tirelessly to provide for his loved ones. Despite his tough exterior, Willard was not
oppressive, but rather provided consistent and upbeat support to his family.
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