Kenneth "Earl" Willoughby, a 69 year resident of the South Bay area, passed away on Friday, March 25, 2011 in Redondo Beach. Born in Los Angeles, CA, Earl was 72 when he died. Earl graduated from Redondo Union High School in 1955. After high school, Earl served in the United States Navy as a Missile Technician from 1959 to 1961, achieving the rank of Second Class Petty Officer. In his younger years, Earl enjoyed building dune buggies and racing at Ascot Raceway in Gardena. Earl was a master carpenter, specifically known for his expertise in constructing free-hanging spiral staircases. Earl loved the Lord and his family immensely. Earl is survived by his wife of 51 years, Luanna Willoughby; his daughter, Pamela Martin and husband Dave; his son, Keith Willoughby and wife Amy; and his daughter, Karen Leon and husband Chris; his grandchildren, Jason Lewis, Lorraine Mitchell, Kristen Yosef, Brittany Martin, Adam Leon, Brandon Leon, Jake Willoughby, and great-granddaughter Sarah Landucci. Earl is also survived by his sisters, Edith Hopkins and Kay Busse; and his brothers Leon, Ron, and Mark. A private Tribute Service will be held on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 10:00 AM.

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  1. I still picture the man who coached Charger football with my dad Ted Kozenko and I cheered with Pamela. I was only about seven years old but remember those days with fondness. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I did not get to know him but have heard so many wonderful stories. Hoping your memories will give you comfort in the days to come.

  3. My heartfelt condolences to the entire Willoughby family. My name may not sound familiar, but my family (Roylance’s) attended Community Baptist with the Willoughby family many years ago. We remember you well, and hold you close to our hearts, in prayer.

  4. Earl was always there to help with our home projetcs, so there are many reminders of him. I will miss him dearly.

  5. Our family is so sorry to hear about Earl passing. I know you had a great friendship with my mother and I know she would have wanted to be there for you. I am sorry we were not able to be there for you. Be comforted at this most difficult time knowing that you are surrounded by many who understand and are near by to help, for they too share in your sorrow and loss. If you need anything please contact us – you know where we are

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