OBITUARY

Mrs. Rebecca Willis Starkey

August 10, 1947July 14, 2021

COLUMBIA A memorial service for Rebecca “Becky” Ruth Willis Starkey, 73, will be held at 4pm Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Union United Methodist Church, Irmo. The family will receive friends from 3:00-4:00pm at the church prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Starkey died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late John Joe and Frances Claypool Willis. She was a graduate of University of Louisville and received her master’s degree at Eastern Kentucky University. She taught math at Chapin High and Irmo Middle School before she retired in 1996. She was a member of Union United Methodist Church and the Joy Class. She loved to read, play sudoku, and cheer on the Georgia Bulldogs. She was predeceased by her husband, LTC David LeRoy Starkey and her sister Alice Carolyn Howard. Surviving are her two children: daughter, Sarah Starkey Harmon (Jesse) of Leesville, SC and son, Joshua Cameron Starkey (Rachael) of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren: Georgia Grace, Graham, Grady, and Gaines Harmon, Ruth and Nora Starkey; her brother John Cameron Willis (Gerry) and sister Susan Willis Davis, both of Louisville, KY and lots of nephews and a niece. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Crossover Athletics PO Box 2515 Lexington, SC 29071, or online at crossoverathletics.org.

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Debbie Goodman

July 18, 2021

Sarah and Josh, I am so very sorry to hear about your sweet momma! She was such a good person and so sweet! My prayers are with you and your family.
Love to all, Debbie Goodman

Josh Starkey

July 17, 2021

Josh Starkey

July 17, 2021

Miss you, mama.

Beth Moore

July 17, 2021

Your mother was always the perfect lady. Whether we ran into your parents at Lizard’s Thicket after church (when you two were young) or she and I sat near each other at faculty meetings at IMS, she met every obstacle with grace and dignity and every victory with poise and joy. She most assuredly will be missed.

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