Howard Lloyd "Hal" Willoughby, age 82 of Longview, Texas passed away on November 22, 2017. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Welch Funeral Home in Longview, Texas. A Garden Court Visitation will be held at 1:00 P.M. an hour prior to the start of the service at Welch Funeral Home.
Hal was born March 5, 1935 in New London, Texas to Jesse L. and Lillie E Willoughby. He graduated from New London High School and attended Stephen F. Austin University where he met and married Wyvonne Birdwell, his wife of 61 years. They were blessed with three daughters, Tasha Root (Ken), Martha White (Daniel) and Amy Panturad.
He is survived by his wife, daughters, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and Cricket. He was preceded in death by his parents and younger brother Hugh A. Willoughby.
Hal retired from Lone Star Institutional Grocery Company of Dallas in 1998. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church of Longview. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a Shriner and member of the Masonic Lodge 101 of Danville where he combined his love for golf and raising money for the Shriners Hospital for Children.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the Shriners Hospital for Children or to another worthy organization.