Philip A. ‘Phil’ Willey, 84

Philip A. “Phil” Willey, 84, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, surrounded by his loving family, in the comfort of his home. He was born in Aug. 5, 1935, in Winchester, Va., son of the late Robert T. Willey Sr. and the late Virginia (Miller) Willey. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Willey retired from work as manager of SuperFresh in Rehoboth Beach in 1994.

He was a faithful member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Dagsboro, Del., an avid hunter and fan of the Detroit Lions and Tigers. Willey was also a talented duck decoy carver, winning several awards over the years.

In addition to his parents, Willey was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard and Ralph Willey, and a sister, Catherine Tingle. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Joan (Lewis) Willey; three children, Dawn Albright and her husband, Rolf, of Dagsboro, Mark Willey and his wife, Jennifer, of Millsboro, Del., and Scott Willey and his wife, Karen, of Millsboro; five grandchildren, Justen Albright and his wife, Megan, of Dagsboro, Jena Albright of Dagsboro, Jordan Willey, Ben Willey and Peyton Willey, all of Millsboro; a great-grandson, Jonah Albright; a brother, Robert T. Willey Jr. and his wife, Kay, of Millsboro; and a sister, Rosalie Sutton of Millsboro.

A funeral service will be held at noon, with visitation starting at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at Bethel United Methodist Church, 107 Clayton Street, Dagsboro, Del., Interment will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the Bethel U.M. Church, Attn. Debbie Tingle; P.O. Box 147; Dagsboro, DE 19939. Condolences may be sent online at