Royce "Buckshot" Willingham

April 13, 1951 ~ June 22, 2019 (age 68)


Royce J Willingham Jr “Buckshot” was born April 13, 1951 in Fort Walton, Florida. He passed away at his home on June 22, 2019.  Royce was a retired US Veteran where he served 20 years in the Army. He enjoyed the outdoors and hanging out with friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Royce James Willingham Sr and Marleigh  Reddick Pierce, his sisters Norma Jean Heathcoe and Lula Fortenberry. Royce was survived by his son Jason Willingham (Amber) of Houston, Texas, a daughter  Tasha Striblin (Travis) of Crestview, Florida, his brothers Quentin Willingham, Robert Willingham, and Michael Pierce, his sisters Geraldine Wilson, Patricia Powell, and Robin Albair, his 5 Grandsons Neal Hizer, Bret Willingham, Bradlee Willingham, Tyler Striblin, and Ronald Striblin as well as close family friends Bo and Amanda Bruce. A private family memorial has taken place and a celebration of Buckshot’s life will take place at a later date.




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