Milton Thomas Willoughby age 83 of Ahoskie died Sunday, March 01, 2009 at Guardian Care of Ahoskie. He was born November 14, 1925 in Hertford County to the late Walter Raleigh Willoughby and Cilla Hughson Willoughby.
He was a US Army veteran of WWII serving in the Pacific, was in the Army National Guard during the Korean Conflict; retired from Eastern Fuels and was a member of Brantley‚??s Grove Baptist Church.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 11:00 AM in the Ashley Memorial Chapel of Garrett Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens. Rev. Robert May will officiate.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 59 years Betty Raynor Willoughby, a son Thomas Wayne Willoughby and his wife Lynette of Ahoskie; grandchildren John T. Willoughby and Michael Willoughby; a great grandson Aiden; a brother Cecil Willoughby of Roanoke Rapids and a sister Margaret Young of Ahoskie.
He was predeceased by brothers Clarence L. and Archie L. Willoughby.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Garrett Funeral Home, 205 NC Hwy 42 West, Ahoskie, NC 27910 and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern NC Chapter, 400 Oberlin Road, Suite 220, Raleigh, NC 27605.
Betty and Wayne,
I am so sorry for your loss. All of you were a big part of my childhood, and you were there with me when I lost Daddy and then again when I lost Mamma. Take care, and I will have you in my thoughts and prayers.
Please accept our sympathy in Milton’s death. Merritt and Milton worked together at Eastern Fuels until they both retired. Our prayers are with you.
I have not been able to speak to the family personally however, when we lose someone we love the loss seems too great to bear no words can express the hurt and anguish nor touch on how you feel but God shares your tears and gives the family His love. Soon God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away‚?¶..Revelation 21:4
My deepest sympathy
I was sorry to hear of mr willoughby’s passing. my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. you will be truely missed,