Charles Lee Willoughby

Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on September 2, 1932

Departed on April 10, 2020 and resided in Nashville, Tennessee

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Charles Lee Willoughby passed from this life on April 10, 2020. He was born in Chattanooga, TN. to Robert Frank and Rosa Willoughby.

He proudly served in the United States Air Force, where he achieved the rank of Master Sargent. His professional career began with Southern Bell, and he spent thirty years with AT&T. He launched a second career with the State of Tennessee in their telecommunications department.

His outgoing nature and ability to communicate with anyone served him well in his profession and especially in his role as a Deacon and Elder at River Road Church of Christ. He had a servant’s heart and that was on display in all areas of his life.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lula (Spicer); brothers Eugene, Duffy, and Frank; and sisters Ellen, Margaret, and Minnie.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry; her sons Michael Loveday (Lana) and their children Zachary and Riley; Rodney Loveday (Leigh) and their daughter Lily; and Melondy (Chris) Rivers and their children Hannah, Justin, and Samuel; his sons Mark (Laura) and their children Megan and Matthew; and John (Kim) and their daughter Amanda; his sister Fran Brumlow and his brother Jimmy Willoughby.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Churches of Christ Disaster Relief P.O. Box 111180 Nashville, TN 37222-1180

11 Comments to Charles Lee Willoughby

  1. Jimmy Willoughby
    April 11, 2020 8:40 am

    Prayer for my family

  2. Coleen Williams
    April 11, 2020 12:46 pm

    Mark and Johnny – Thinking of y’all during this time. Charles and Lula Belle were two of our best friends. Your family was almost like part of our family. So sorry Charles has passed away during this uncertain time. Love to all of you.

  3. Pat Proctor
    April 11, 2020 5:44 pm

    Sherry, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much you are hurting, but God knows also. My prayers are that God will grant you the peace and comfort in the coming days that only HE can do.
    I love you greatly and will never forget the visit that Jack and I had with you and Charlie. We talked about it often. You were both very gracious.
    Love and prayers!!!!!!!!!

  4. Staci Wheeler
    April 12, 2020 5:04 am

    Uncle Charles was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. Praying for Aunt Sherry and the family.

  5. Penny Forney
    April 12, 2020 11:57 am

    We knew Charles for a very long time. He was a wonderful Christian man with a kind heart. We offer our deepest sympathy for his entire family and friends. The world has lost a fine upstanding man. Penny and Roy Forney

  6. Andy King
    April 13, 2020 5:40 am

    Mark and Laura and family;

    I am very sorry for your loss. Although I only met him a few times, I see the wonderful impact he made on your lives. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. With much love,

  7. Linda Boardman
    April 13, 2020 8:56 am

    Mark and Johnny, you were blessed to have him for a dad. I will not forget the love your family shared with mine as we were growing up. May you find comfort in his life as a Christian leader.
    With much love and prayers,

  8. Paulette Coleman
    April 14, 2020 1:33 am

    River Road Church of Christ has lost many members in the past several years but none will be missed more than Charles. He was such a soft spoken soul with such a kind heart. Sending prayers and much love to the Willoughby family. ❤️

  9. Royce jackson
    April 14, 2020 6:28 pm

    A great guy,great Christian! I worked with Charles as the tdot communications director and he and Obie made everything we did a lot of fun. May god bless all!

  10. Royce jackson
    April 14, 2020 6:54 pm

    Great gentleman!

  11. vi
    April 20, 2020 6:19 pm

    Great Man! My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Bless…

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