George F. Willoughby
George F. Willoughby, 78, of Pennville, IN, passed away Tuesday, December 13th, 2022 peacefully at Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne, IN. George was born in Mount Sterling, KY, on February 11, 1944, a son of the late Betty E. (Watkins) and French Willoughby, Jr. He was formerly employed by Kerr Glass Manufacturing as a Furnace Operator. George was a proud member of the Union, Dunkirk Moose Lodge, NRA, and enjoyed fishing, gardening, watching Western's, listening to country and bluegrass music such as Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt, collecting coins, knives and guns. He was a self taught musician who had a natural born talent for the organ, piano and anything with strings. He was a people person who never met a stranger, loved spending time with family, and his dog Dixie. George is survived by 2 sons; Todd Willoughby, Paul Willoughby (wife Rose), daughter; Melissa Nightingale (husband Gregory), 9 grandchildren; Monica (Simon) Cotton, Meghan (Bandon) Penton, Dustin Willoughby, Dane Willoughby, Justin Bertsch, Brenna Willoughby, T.J. Willoughby, Carter Willoughby, Mason Willoughby, 10 great grandchildren; Jessie, Madelyn, Savannah, Brayden, Kyler, Peyton, Elijah, McKenna, McKayla, McKade, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers; Robert, Sidney, William Willoughby, 1 infant sister, and 1 grandchild; Devin Willoughby. Friends are invited to call Monday, December 19, 2022 from 1-2 PM at MJS Mortuaries - Redkey Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 2 PM with Pastor Dan York officiating. Burial will be held privately in Dunkirk IOOF Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to MJS Mortuaries - Redkey Chapel.
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