ELKHART -

Those who knew Army Staff Sgt. Jesse Williams will have a chance Thursday to say goodbye.

Williams was one of six soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed last month in Afghanistan.

The Elkhart Central High School graduate leaves behind a 6-year-old daughter.

Visitation for Williams will be held between 4 and 8 p.m. Thursday at Granger Community Church. The visitation will continue Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with his funeral immediately after that.

WSBT has learned that Westboro Baptist Church, an anti-gay group, posted plans on its website to protest at Sgt. Williams funeral.

Mishawaka police say they have a plan in place to deal with the possibility of protesters.

Lt. Tim Williams says state law makes it unlawful to demonstrate within 500 feet of a funeral procession. Contrary to other reports, groups or individuals cannot get a permit to conduct a protest at such an event.

The Indiana law, a direct result of Westboro's protests at other Indiana funerals, states that protesters must stay 500 feet from a funeral, burial, procession or viewing.  Breaking the law is a felony offense.

Sgt. Williams will be buried at Rice Cemetery in Elkhart.

All services are open to the public.