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Chuck Willingham

July 31, 1958 ~ July 6, 2019 (age 60)
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Chuck Willingham, age 60, passed away on July 6, 2019. He was born on July 31, 1958 in Port Arthur, TX to Charles Ray Willingham and Jerry Sue.

Charismatic and passionate, Charles loved people and He never met a stranger. He lived his life to the beat of his own drum, at the age of 12 he mowed lawns to purchase his first set of drums and never stopped playing. A Texas music award nominee, He played with well known musicians from Washington State to Key West Florida and greatly enjoyed performing. He possessed a creative mind that continuously drove his ability to invent and explore. His attention to detail proved more than useful in the many projects that he undertook, woodworking and painting being his most recent. While his absence leaves a sadness, the memories he made and the moments he shared will always be remembered.  

Left to honor his memory is his loving wife, Shelia Willingham;step-sons, David W. Jarnagin, Robert A. Jarnagin; sisters, Susanne Willingham Reed and husband, Eldon R. Reed, Laurie Willingham Meyer; grandchildren, Isibeal Jarnagin, Tristan Jarnagin.

He is preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Wesley Kyle Henry.

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