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OSMC Eymard "John" Willoughby, USN

OSMC Eymard "John" Willoughby, USN
  • August 5, 1926 - February 21, 2017
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church
    1695 Raoul Wallenberg Bouleard
    Charleston, SC 29407

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“I am so sorry for your loss. I was a young sailor 17 yo when I first encountered the master chief I served on the Uss forrest b royal dd872 and went...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Terry Orvis - Chesapeake, VA

“Dear Bunny and family, so sorry for your loss. I am happy you were there for him also. God Bless you and know he had a good, long life. I wish you...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Lucille (Marti) Klarin - CA

“Bunny and family - so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute to an obviously wonderful and loved man! Bunny, I so see you in his face! ...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Kathleen Malicki - PA - Friend

“Bunny, The slide show is done so well. What a tribute to your father! I bet he is smiling down on you now. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Anne Seifried - Exton, PA

“What a wonderful and fun person Eymard was. He often had me chuckling at his observations about things. And our mutual love of hot dogs will stay...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Sr Clare Stephen - Miami, FL

“Thanks Mr. Willoughby for being the beacon of living in the Catholic faith and thank you for taking the time to sponsor me when I cam in the Church. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Bryan Smith - SC - friend

“What can I say about Eymard? I met him a few years before I came back to Charleston as a community member here with the Daughters of St. Paul. My...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Sister Margaret Kerry, fsp - SC

“Bunny and family, Paul and I send our condolences for your loss. Becky ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Rebecca Shank - Gaithersburg, MD

“Sweet Eymard, your wings were ready, but our hearts were not. I thank you for all the wonderful memories, the smiles, the encouragement, the help. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Rosalea Donahue - Isle of Palms, SC

“I, and many others loved him....though never more than he loved all of us! He was the grandfather I missed! Always challenging, teasing and demanding...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Debbie K - Louisville, KY

“Uncle Eymard you will be miss by all of us. RIP we love you. Your "Redhead" niece Betty ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Betty Siroky - Goose Creek, SC


OSCM Eymard "John" Willoughby, USN (Ret.), 90, of Charleston, South Carolina, widower of Dorothy Elizabeth Whiteley Willougby entered into eternal rest Tuesday, February 21, 2017. His Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, February 24, 2017 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1695 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd. at 10:30 a.m. Interment with military honors will follow in Live Oak Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

John was born August 5, 1926 in New York City, New York, son of the late James Willoughby and Mary Burton Willoughby. He served in the US Navy for 29 years and retired as a Master Chief. John was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and faithfully gave of his time and talents to the Church and the Daughters of St. Paul. He was his wife's devoted caretaker for 10 years.

He is survived by his daughter, Clelia Mary Shank of CA, three grandchildren, Christen Clelia, Lauren Lynn, John Paul; two great-grandsons Aden and Evan as well as many devoted friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1695 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29410.