Mr. William Derrell Willoughby, Sr, the son of the late William Andrew and Lolita Lambert Willoughby, was born Monday, September 4, 1939 in Scottsville, KY and departed this life on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in Campbellsville at his home. He was 78 years, 10 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, 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: two brothers: Wendell Willoughby and wife Judy and Ted Willoughby all of Scottsville; three grandchildren: Lucas Parsons, Sarah Parsons and companion: Michael Moore and Wyatt Parsons and companion: Kimberly Swears all of Campbellsville; 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.
A memorial service for William Derrell Willoughby, Sr, will be conducted Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville.
Visitation after 1:00 P.M. on Sunday until time for the service.
Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Foundation, which can be made at the funeral home.