William Charles Willoughby Jr.

30 April, 195022 June, 2019

William “Bill” Charles Willoughby Jr., born April 30, 1950 to William Charles and Elizabeth Marie [Keefer] Willoughby in Butte, MT, passed away June 22, 2019 in Mesa, AZ at the age of 69. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, being honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant after four years. Following his time in the Air Force, Bill spent his career in Aviation, working for companies such as McDonald Douglas and Boeing; he retired in 2016 from Boeing. He was an avid NASCAR fan, and also enjoyed camping and fishing. Bill is survived by his mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Willoughby, of Akron, OH; his four children, Trisha (Ken) Price of Canal Fulton, OH, Brenda (Damon) Greer, of Minerva, OH, Letty Soto, of Tucson, AZ and Nathan (Beth) Willoughby,, of Mesa, AZ; grandchildren, Lyndsay (Tyler) Webb, Kelsay Price, Landry Price, Abbie Greer, Mitchell Greer, Anthony Boughton, Rylee Willoughby, Colton Willoughby, Parker Willoughby and Alexa Willoughby; his sister, Janice (Jim) McCrady, of Vale, AZ and Joseph (Joni) Willoughby, of Florida as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunt, uncles, other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, William Sr.; his sister, Sharon Smith and his brother, Robert Willoughby.


William Charles Willoughby Jr.

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Joe Mayes

22 July 2019

Sorry to hear that Bill has passed on. We worked together at Learjet in Tucson and again at McDonnell Douglas / Boeing.
Bill was always helpful and fun to work with.
My prayers and condolences on your time of grief.

Colleen McCrea

30 June 2019

I worked with Bill on many projects throughout my aviation career with Hughes, McDonnell Douglas and Boeing. Bill was an outstanding person inside and out. He never spoke of anyone in a negative matter and treated all from the janitor to the CEO of the company with the utmost respect , a rare trait in this world these days. He was one of the most intelligent people that I've ever met and kept it a "top secret" part of his person. I used to laugh to myself when someone thought they knew more about a procedure or process then he did, he would just smile and nod then fix the issue without making that person feel inadequate.
My condolences go out to Bills family and extended family. The world isn't as bright without Bill, but heaven is exploding with love, peace and harmony, he is out of pain & happy, most likely keeping a vigil watch on his family!
I will miss you my friend.
Colleen McCrea

Janice McCrady

29 June 2019

Our big brother….. Who could want for better! You were a great man and your beautiful large loving families & friends speak for your contributions in this life that left us all with the gifts & memories to share. I will love you forever Billy and carry our memories in my heart forever! Our Pops and Sissy and Bobby will be right there with you on this next journey!
Love & Light,

Rita Leaf Canfield

29 June 2019

My husband Bob, our son Bobby, and myself knew Bill for about 10 years. He was our neighbor and good friend. He was a wonderful, loving, and caring person. I remember the first day we went to look at our house at the end of the cud-de-sac across from Bill’s house and he came outside, talked to us and made us feel welcomed. We became friends from that moment on. He always made time for others. No matter how busy he was he would attend our son’s theatre performances, his band performances, and drum recitals. I remember my husband and Bill spending hours talking and laughing together every week. Bill was a kind, loving, special, and amazing person. He touched our lives in so many ways. He always put others before himself and made me smile on those rough days. You will be truly missed dear friend and always remembered. Rest In Peace my friend.
Bob, Bobby, and Rita Canfield.

George Goddard

28 June 2019

I worked with Bill for many years at Boeing and Mickie Ds as some of us called it. Bill was always a pleasure to work with, taught me quite a few things. Always had time to laugh and make ya laugh. We had a good time on some of the projects we worked on together. Just an all around good guy. Although I have not talked to him since I left Boeing many years ago I will remember him as an old friend. George Goddard, Lakeside Az.

Ralph Blatterspiel

28 June 2019

Both my wife, Carol, and I, worked with and knew Bill for many years at M-D, and Boeing, and he was always a good guy to talk with, easy going and had time for you, regardless of what he had going. Gods speed, Bill, may you rest in peace .
Ralph & Carol Blatterspiel { Polson, Montana }