John A. Willoughby Sr.
FUNERAL HOME
Evergreen Funeral Home
4623 Preston Highway
Louisville, KY
WILLOUGHBY, JOHN A. SR., 69, passed away July 7, 2012.

He retired after 21 years of service from the City of Louisville.

John is survived by his wife of 49 years Mary Willoughby, children Anna Robinson, Therese Willoughby and John Allen Willoughby Jr., seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, nine sisters and two brothers. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and close friends.

A service honoring the life of John will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Evergreen Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday from 3-8 p.m. at the funeral home and will resume Tuesday at 10 a.m. until the start of the funeral. Please leave your condolences for the family at www.evergreen-louisville.com.



Published by Courier-Journal on Jul. 8, 2012.
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We are so sorry for your loss. We just heard he had passed.
Sandy & Ernie Hutchens Jr, Sr., & Hastle Keown
Sandy, Ernie, Hastle Hutchens, Keown
July 21, 2012
Mary, I am so sorry to hear about Johnny, he was such a sweet guy. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Amber ONeal ( Lyons)
July 11, 2012
Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you! Michelle Mosby
July 10, 2012
so sorry for your loss jeanie and mark
July 10, 2012
Portland has lost one of its true sons.
Rest in Peace John and God Bless your family.
The Hilton Family
July 9, 2012
our prayers are with you, we are going to miss him very much.- the harrod and adley family-
alisha adley
July 9, 2012
I am so sorry. Please know that Neighborhood House staff is praying for you and your family.
Jessica
Jessica Carlson
July 9, 2012
Praying for you in your time of loss. God is good in all He does even when we don't understand. Take care and God Bless!
Bonnie (Ferrell) Alford
July 9, 2012
May the Willoughby family find peace and comfort knowing that John is in a happier peaceful place. Our prayers are with you during this time of sadness.
The Smith Family
July 9, 2012
With the heaviest heart I've ever had, I send my love and prayers to this wonderful family. John was the Grandfather that I never had, and I will miss him every single day until I meet him again. To Mary Ann, I love you Nana, and I'm here should you ever need anything. To Anna, Theresa and John, you will always have a friend in me. I love each of you like my own family and I will continue to pray for your comfort and serenity in such a devistating time. The one thing that I know will help us all is the knowledge that his pain has ceased, and he is now one of God's army of angels keeping watch over us every second.

With Love!
Rachel Abell
July 9, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss... John was truly a great and careing neighbor... Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you...
Mark and Leslie McPherson
July 9, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Dennis & Carolyn Geary
July 8, 2012
His smile will be truly missed.His kindness to others.Love to all the buehners
Tara Buehner
July 8, 2012
Now that your gone...
I never though you'd go but god calledd and said "you had to go" but you managedd to say "I don't wanna go I want the cancer to go" well I always knew this day would come but why today? I don't understand you were good to us all never made me mad always stayedd glad you just knew how to make me smile and stay strong I always remberd when you pickedd on me imma miss that alot I miss you already but I don't know why I know you want me to be happy it's just hard to say "goodbye" to someone you love I don't know why because your not in pain anymore. But why 6:30 in the morning? It kills me to know your gone it really does and I don't know why you were a good man to everyone you dident get to see us all grow up. You can watch us as an angel tho but it just wont be the same. I wish you would of fought the cancer, But you stayedd strong throught it all and never gave up if only you could see who would be their for you I mean who wouldent? I rember when you sit on the couch and watched us play accrost the street im just not ready to say goodbye yet. Will we meet at heveans gates? Thats when ill be ready to say goodbye but I don't think I ever will I'll never frogett your laugh,huggs,smiles,voice,and kiss's
Rest Easy Unc. Love Ya ?
Love,Breanna ? 7-7-12 ? ill never froget you
Breanna Fields
July 8, 2012
Mary Ann and family,
I read today of your loss of Johnny. I have fond memories of him when I worked at Atkinson. I pray you take comfort in each other in your time of grief. Lean on God and he will see you through.

Barbara Drexler
Barbara Drexler
July 8, 2012
THE WORLD HAS LOST AN AWESOME PERSON YOU WERE MY FRIEND MISS PLAYING BASKETBALL AT THE GYM WE HAVE BEEN FRIENDS FOR OVER 25 YRS U WATCHED MY KIDS GROW FROM CHILDREN TO ADULTS AND NOW UR WATCHING OVER ALL OF US FROM HEAVEN IM GOING MISS U MAN!
STEVEN HARRIS
July 8, 2012
R.I.H. JOHN YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED!! U WATCHED ME GROW UP FROM A LITTLE GIRL TO A MOTHER U WERE ONE OF MY DAD'S CLOSEST FRIEND!!!
SHANNON ALLEN
July 8, 2012
MaryAnn, please know that you and your family are in our prayers. We will miss Johnny very much. R.I.P. Johnny.
Chris and Erlinda Miller
July 8, 2012
R.I.P. John.I'm gonna miss our morning conversations at McDONALD'S over past years.Thoughts And Prayers to your family and friends.
Mike Blair
July 8, 2012
Mary Ann, Anna, Therese & John Allen - I am so sorry to hear about Johnny. I remember all of the fun I had with you all growing up around the corner. Seems strange to think of driving through the neighborhood and not see Johnny out of on the porch. Take care of each other and keep those memories close.
Karen Hayse
July 8, 2012
May God be with all of John's family and friends and give comfort to each of them. John was a good guy that I don't think ever met a stranger , he was friends to many people and will be missed.
Patricia Propes
July 8, 2012
Grandpa I love you and I am going to miss you tons. I am honored to be apart of the family. Rest in peace and until we meet again..
Amanda
July 8, 2012
R.I.P. Uncle Johnny. Thank you for being the most amazing and loving uncle. Words can't express the respect and honor I have for you. All my love to the entire family.
Misty Craig
July 8, 2012
Carol Ann Smith
July 8, 2012
Rest in peace Johnny. I'll miss seeing you when I ride through the old neighborhood.
David Steff
July 8, 2012
will miss you so much. prayers to the family.
sandra duvall
July 8, 2012
John was a great man and a great friend to our family. Rest in peace Jonh
Jeff White
July 8, 2012
DEAR UNCLE JOHNNY, YOU WERE VERY STRONG HERE ON EARTH, MAY YOU BE 4EVER STRONG IN HEAVEN WATCHING OVER US ALL. WE LOVE YOU AND THE FAMILY, DEBBIE.
DEBBIE claxton
July 8, 2012
HE WILL BE MISSED SO VERY MUCH. THE WORLD WILL NOT BE THE SAME WITHOUT HIM.
LOVE YOU ALL VERY MUCH.
LINDA BRUCE
July 8, 2012
Aunt Mary Ann my hugs are always here if you need one,Love all of you .i can not imagine never seeing him walk up to my house! he was a real Uncle that was really part of my life,it will take time to no my Uncle is in heaven and not here with us God will help him now
Peggy Davis-Boone
July 8, 2012
Our condolences to your family at this hard time
Tracie Farmer
July 8, 2012
Mary Ann, Anna, Therese And John Allen, AND ALL THE GRANDKID'S, I AM SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. HE WILL BE MISSED VERY MUCH. I LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.
TERESA CLARK SMITH
July 8, 2012
sorry for your loss,he was a good man prayers are with the family
jennifer lanham-cotton
July 8, 2012
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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Joyce & Danny Philpott
July 8, 2012
please accept my deepest synapeny to all of you and your family in this terrible time , i pray for all of you to have jesus standing by at this time of sorrow, and to let you all know if there is anything, anything at all, please call me, i love you all,and thank you for all your friendship over the years god bless you all.
minnie thompson finch
July 8, 2012
Mary Ann, Theresa & Anna, Im so sorry for your alls loss, My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Robin Porter Dunn
July 8, 2012
The brightest and friendliest smile around,always askin about my father...never will be forgotten....great man...
Kim Pope Rothman
July 8, 2012
YOU ARE TRULY GOING TO BE MISSED IM GLAD IK YOU AND THOUGHT ALOT OF YOU RIH FRIEND
ANGELA STOKES
July 8, 2012
Mary Ann please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this most difficult time. I remember when I first met Johnny. I was working at the neighborhood grocery store; Curtis Market. Johnny always came into the store with a big smile and he always had something to talk about. He is gone,but not forgotten. May God grant you peace in days to come. God bless!!!!!
Diane & Gary Arnett
July 7, 2012
I pray that each of you find comfort in knowing that John is no longer suffering. John was always a good man he befriended everyone he ever met. He will be missed by many. I love you all. R.I.P. John.
Karen Sue Firster
July 7, 2012
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