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In Memory of

William Willoughby

January 14, 1933 - March 27, 2015

Obituary


COLUMBIA - A Requiem Mass for William “Bill” Willoughby, II, 82, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. The family will receive friends in the parish hall following the service. A service will also be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.



Mr. Willoughby died Friday, March 27, 2015. Born in Birmingham, Ala., he was a son of...

COLUMBIA - A Requiem Mass for William “Bill” Willoughby, II, 82, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. The family will receive friends in the parish hall following the service. A service will also be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.



Mr. Willoughby died Friday, March 27, 2015. Born in Birmingham, Ala., he was a son of the late William Willoughby and Marion Louise Hart Willoughby.



He graduated from MIT with a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and the University of California-Berkeley with a Master’s in Nuclear Engineering. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve Chemical Corps reaching the rank of Major. Mr. Willoughby, P.E., served as Senior Nuclear project manager for SCE&G and supervised the design and construction of the V.C. Summer Nuclear Plant in Jenkinsville. Until his retirement, Mr. Willoughby worked as a consulting engineer and project manager with Stone & Webster Corporation, headquartered in Boston, Mass.



As a lifelong Episcopalian, Mr. Willoughby served as Vestry, Junior and Senior Warden at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church of Columbia and Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Weston, Conn. He also served as a delegate to the Diocesan Conventions, both in Upper South Carolina and Connecticut. He served as lector, lay reader, chalice bearer, and eucharistic visitor at Good Shepherd. He was also involved in summer and local projects with Home Works, member of Savannah River Site (SRS) Citizens Advisory Board, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Nuclear Society, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, and Past Commodore Columbia Sailing Club.



Surviving are his wife, Doris L. Willoughby of Columbia, and son, The Very Reverend Dr. William Willoughby, III (Mary) of Savannah, Ga.; grandchildren, Mary K. Willoughby, Colleen E. Willoughby both of Savannah, Ga., and William Willoughby, IV of Atlanta, Ga. He was predeceased by his brother, Julius Hart Willoughby.



Memorials may be made to Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 1512 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201.