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William Derrell Willoughby, Sr., Taylor County, KY (1939-2018)

September 4, 1939 ~ July 31, 2018 (Age 78)
He spent his adult life as a construction worker, having built highways and developed land for construction of buildings. He came to Campbellsville to attend Campbellsville College on a Basketball Scholarship and met the lady that became his wife (Virginia Lee "Ginny" Smothers Willoughby), who preceded him in death. Derrell, as most people knew him by enjoyed fishing, working in the garden, UK Basketball, listening to oldies music and most of all spending time with his grandchildren. He leaves five direct living descendants.
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Mr. William Derrell Willoughby, Sr, 78, Campbellsville, KY, departed this life on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in Campbellsville at his home.

A memorial service for William Derrell Willoughby, Sr, will be conducted Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 2pmCT/3pmET, in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation will be after 12pmNoon/CT/1pmET on Sunday until time for the service.



William Derrell Willoughby, Sr., Taylor County, KY (1939-2018)


Mr. William Derrell Willoughby, Sr, the son of the late William Andrew & Lolita Lambert Willoughby, was born Monday, September 4, 1939 in Scottsville, Allen County, KY and departed this life on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY. He was 78 years, ten months and 27 days of age.

He spent his adult life as a construction worker, having built highways and developed land for construction of buildings. He came to Campbellsville to attend Campbellsville College on a Basketball Scholarship and met the lady that became his wife, Virginia Lee "Ginny" Smothers, (Virginia Willoughby) who preceded him in death.

Derrell, as most people knew him by enjoyed fishing, working in the garden, UK Basketball, listening to oldies music and most of all spending time with his grandchildren.

He leaves to mourn his passing:
  • A daughter: Tami Harmon and husband Kevin of Campbellsville, KY

  • Two brothers: Wendell Willoughby and wife Judy and Ted Willoughby all of Scottsville, KY

  • Three grandchildren: Lucas Parsons, Sarah Parsons and companion, Michael Moore; and Wyatt Parsons and companion Kimberly Swears, all of Campbellsville, KY

  • A great-grandchild: Isaiah Parsons

  • and a host of other relatives and friends.
Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son: William Derrell Willoughby, Jr.

Send condolences to the family of William Derrell Willoughby, Sr.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Foundation, which can be made at the funeral home.

The L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Road, Camp


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William Derrell Willoughby, Sr., Taylor County, KY (1939-2018)



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