Obituary: James Willoughby

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

James Willoughby, 80, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, in NHC Oakwood Healthcare.

Mr. Willoughby was a native of Athens, Ala. He owned and operated the Odds & Ends Wood Craft Shop on the square in Lewisburg and was the former owner of Willoughby Roofing and Odds & Ends Sports & Tackle Shop. He was past president of the Civitan Club and member of the Richland Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he formerly served as an elder, Sunday School superintendent, and Sunday School teacher.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.B. and Katherine Barcheers Willoughby; his wife of 54 years, Myrtis Haislip Willoughby; and brothers, Edward and Robert Earl Willoughby.

He is survived by his daughter, Jacki Willoughby Woodward of Belfast; brother, Melvin Willoughby of Lewisburg; sisters, Ruth Barron of Smyrna and Mamie Cochran of Lewisburg; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and special friend, Irene Smith of Chapel Hill.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 12, from the chapel of London Funeral Home with Odis Green officiating, followed by burial in Short Cemetery.

The pallbearers were Doug Looney, Ray Cox, Jim Cordum, Terry Dillard, Ricky Looney and Tom Spinks. Honorary pallbearers were James Lee Allen, Bill Welch and Don Wright.