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Willis "Sonny" Lee Willoughby

March 26, 1936 ~ January 16, 2022 (age 85)

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Willis Lee “Sonny” Willoughby, 85 of Virden passed away Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 at his home.

He was born March 26, 1936 in Bevier, KY, Muhlenberg County, the son of Hilbert Lee and Lorene Kyle Willoughby.

Willis was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, June Criquelion; and one brother, Thomas “Tom” Willoughby.

He graduated from Auburn High School in 1955.  He served in the U.S. Army from Sept. 1955 – Sept. 1957.  Willis worked for 28 years in banking, including Capital Bank in Springfield and State Bank of Virden. He also worked for 13 years at Thermic Ceramics in Girard in the shipping and receiving office. He retired in 2000.

He was a member of the Virden First United Methodist Church and a 40 year member of the Virden American Legion, Post 386.

Willis enjoyed feeding the squirrels and the birds.

Surviving are his son, Brian (Dawn “Chicken”) Willoughby of Lebanon, IL; daughter, Beth (David) Packer of Virden; four grandchildren, Ali (Tim) Jeffers and Cameron (Katie) Willoughby, Kourtney (Matt) Cox and McKenzie (Justin) Roach; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 10am till time of services at 11am, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 at Bramley Funeral Home, Auburn with Rev. Mark Doane officiating.  Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery with military honors conducted.

Memorials may be made to Virden American Legion Post #386.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
January 22, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bramley Funeral Home
550 E. Jackson St. PO Box 325
Auburn, IL 62615

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 22, 2022

11:00 AM
Bramley Funeral Home
550 E. Jackson St. PO Box 325
Auburn, IL 62615

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