Mr. William “Bill” J. Willoughby, Jr., age 90, of Winston, Georgia, passed away November 2, 2021. He was born Feb 25, 1931 in Austell, Georgia, the son of the late Mr. William Jackson Willoughby, Sr. and the late Josie McKoy Willoughby. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed learning about his family history. He especially enjoyed photography, traveling, and being a deacon at Mableton First Baptist Church and Ephesus Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Payne Willoughby; daughter and son-in-law, Debra “Debi” Bosurgi and Benny Bosurgi; and sister, Helen Thomas.
Mr. Willoughby is survived by his son; Andy (Jo) Willoughby; grandchildren, Tom Bosurgi Jr., Jenni (Steve) Cash, Billy (Jaime) Bosurgi, Colleen (Justin) Fellows, and Madison (Brandon) Whisonant; great-grandchildren, Ella, Ava, Ryland, Elizabeth, and Eleanor.
The family will receive friends at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home and Crematory of Douglasville, Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Mr. Willoughby will lie in state from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Ephesus Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday November 4, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Ephesus Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Gillespie officiating. Interment will follow at Ephesus Baptist Cemetery, Villa Rica, Georgia.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Ephesus Baptist Church Benevolence Fund.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home and Crematory of Douglasville is in charge of the arrangements. 770-942-2311
Andy, I’m just learning about the passing of your Dad. He was a great person. He and your Mom were good friends to my Mother Opal and other Dad Charles Harmon. If she was aware, I know she would be heartbroken. Sending sincere condolences and love to your family.
The Davison siblings shared fond memories of time spent together at the the McKoy family reunions. Our prayers are with your family at this time.
Andy and family – you all are in my prayers during this time.
Andy and family – There was no finer man than your dad! He was special to us – both at church and with the AJC. Love and prayers for all of you! Becky and Ricky Ridgway
A good friend. We shared many meals, our travels and other good memories with Bill & Betty. Bill had a heart of gold. He loved forward to his “last trip”.
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