Mr. Ernest Ray Willoughby

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“R.I.P. Papa! I love you & miss you more & more each day! your forever in my heart and with me everyday in everything I do! I'll always be your...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Kayla Parker - Bladenboro, NC

“My heart, my hero, my rock, MY PAPA!! Everyday I miss u more and more. I know they say time heals but everyday gets harder, but I guess easier at the...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Maranda Parker - Bladenboro , NC

“My dad is and will always be my hero. I think of you on a daily basis and as your birthday is only 2 days away I can't help but to think of you more...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Michael willoughby - Whiteville, NC

“I miss you more every day. I just want to hear your laugh. See your smile. But, I know your in Heaven and I would not ask you to come here to this...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Angela WilloughbyAngela - NC

“Linda so sorry to hear of Earnest passing, but I know he has took a trip we all have to take, I hope to see him again. I am working so hard to...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Betty Nardi - Bladenboro, NC

“My Dad was the best Daddy! He loved working on cars, driving cars, and motor cycles. He had a 1500 motor cycle. I wanted to ride his bike. Keep in...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Angie Willoughby - Lumberton, NC

“My Dad was the best Daddy! He loved working on cars, driving cars, and motor cycles. He had a 1500 motor cycle. I wanted to ride his bike. Keep in...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Angie Willoughby - Lumberton, NC

“Uncle Ernest was, as Donna said, a big, brawley man!! His voice was just as big. His heart, even bigger. He was always there willing to help with...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Amy Smith Anderson - Bladenboro, NC

“What I remember most about Uncle Ernest is the big brawly man who was gentle as a kitten. I loved that he took life with stride. I have so many...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Donna Blackmon Hardee - Lumberton, NC

“So sorry about the passing of your husband, Linda - we are from the old day's and remember Earnest Ray well. May God hold and keep you in his love...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: all of the wright family, Manley, Bobby, Obie, Mary Pidgeon and - NC

“So sorry for your loss ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Jonathan & Lynn Ransom - NC


Ernest Ray Willoughby, age 65, of Bladenboro passed away
January 23, 2013 at Southeastern Hospice House in Lumberton, NC.

He is survived by wife Linda B. Willoughby of the home, two sons: Jamie Willoughby and Amber Rich of Bladenboro, Michael Willoughby and wife Libby of Whiteville; three daughters: Angie Willoughby and Luther Harrison Jr. of Lumberton, Sharon Parker of Bladenboro, and Beth Parker and husband Rev. Oneil of Lumberton, one daughter of heart: Wendy Datta and husband Deepak and three children of Arizona, and 2 brothers Homer Willoughby and wife Jean of Bladenboro, and Jerry Willoughby and wife Glenda of Bladenboro, twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Bladenboro Church of God from 6 to 8 PM. Funeral services will be Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Bruce Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow service at Singletary Cemetery on Boardman Rd.