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Obie Richard Willingham Jr.


Obie Richard Willingham Jr. 76, of Trent Woods, N.C., hiked his last wood, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015.

A native of Greenwood, S.C., he was the son of the late Launa McKee Willingham and Obie Sr.

He was a United States Navy veteran, and earned his degree from N.C. State in Forestry. After college, he set out on his career with the N.C. Division of forestry, working in Salisbury, Lexington, and New Bern, before retiring from the central office in Raleigh, in 1998 after 32 years.

When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed tinkering with computers and working with stained glass. He was also a faithf...

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