Rev. Thomas "Tom" Willoughby Sr.
Last updated 7/21/2021 at 2:39pm
Rev. Thomas "Tom" Willoughby Sr., 70, of Marion, N.C., went home to his heavenly reward Tuesday, July 20, 2021, after a life well lived.
He was born March 5, 1951, in Bladen County, N.C., to Mildred Johns Willoughby, of Lumberton, N.C., and to the late Alex C. Willoughby Sr. He joined the Army at the age of 17 and received a Purple Heart in battle. On Dec. 18, 1970, he married the love of his life, Patricia Strickland Willoughby, and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. He devoted his life to God and faithfully served as a minister for over 20 years, until he retired from...