Willard Neal Willoughby, 79, of East Palatka, passed from this life on Monday, September 3, 2018 at Putnam Community Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and had lived in Putnam County since the age of 6. Neal was a veteran of the US Army and was of the Episcopalian faith. After 23 years of service, Neal retired from Florida Power and Light. He had also worked for Central States for 13 years. He was a member of Palatka Bass Masters, FPL Fishing Club and Roy Road Hunting Club.
He is survived by his loving companion, Cherry Dowdy, children, Chad Willoughby (Kristi Jungenberg Willoughby) of San Mateo, Carla Maltby (Tray) of Oxford, sisters, Judy Capo of St. Augustine and Margie Willoughby of Jacksonville, 4 grandchildren, Collin Willoughby, Kyle Coleman and Trace and Aaron Maltby and great-grandson, Grayson Branch.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at San Mateo Cemetery with Bro. Tommy Stilwell officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Willard’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com .
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.