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Franklin Willoughby

 

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Franklin Willoughby

Franklin Willoughby, 91, of Rock Springs, passed away July 28, 2016, at Sageview Care Center. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Willoughby died following a lengthy illness.

He was born July 12, 1925, in Halfway, the son of Charles Lee and Florence M. Woods Willoughby.

Willoughby attended schools in Big Piney.

He married the former Mildred Bollinger and after five years of marriage, they divorced.  In 1953, he married Pauline Simon and she preceded him in death in 1979. In 1984, he married Ruby McEly and they were married for 26 years. She passed away on July 16, 2010.

Willoughby was a truck driver for many years and later owned and operated SEEME Sewer Service for 35, years retiring in 1987. 

He was a member of Young at Heart Senior Citizen's Center.

His interests were fishing, hunting, pitching horseshoes and playing cards.

Survivors include his companion Geneva Rushing of Rock Springs; one son, David Lee Willoughby and wife Lynda of Daniel; one daughter, Bonnie Willoughby Matlock of Rock Springs; one half-brother, Robert Tracy and wife Charlene of Big Piney; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his second wife Pauline Willoughby; third wife Ruby Willoughby and two brothers, William and Thomas and great-granddaughter Kayla Matlock.

Funeral services took place Wednesday morning.

The family of Frank Willoughby respectfully suggests donations in his memory be made to Young at Heart Senior Citizen's Center.

 

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