OBITUARY

Willis Edward "Billy" Henderson

December 3, 1927April 11, 2016
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Billy Henderson (Pop), 88, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 11, 2016 at Morningside of Raleigh where he has resided for the past ten years.

Billy was born and raised in Raleigh. He joined the Navy in 1945 and was honorably discharged on December 3, 1948. Two days later, he married the lovely Peggy Phillips and moved to Cary. He worked for the Department of Transportation, General Services Division until his retirement in 1990. In 2015, Billy was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years. He is survived by his four children, Tim, Sharon, Amy and Dave as well as ten grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 3 nephews.

Billy loved the town of Cary and served on several town boards in his younger years. He was a charter member of the Cary Area Rescue Squad and proud Cary Volunteer Fireman for 27 years. He was a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church, where he and Peggy attended regularly until their declining health. Owning The Cary Stop hot dog stand at the NC State Fair was one of the highlights of his life. Every October, friends & family would gather to enjoy one of Billy’s famous foot long dogs. After over 4 decades of fun, and many memories, he reluctantly gave up his spot at the fair.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Morningside of Raleigh and Transitions LifeCare for the kindness and care given. He was blessed to have the love & support of many special friends, who visited with him over the years. God gives us comfort in the form of good friends, may His peace be with you and His love never end.

A visitation will be held on Friday, April 15th, 2016, from 12:30 – 2:30 pm, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary. A graveside committal service will take place the same day, at 3:00 pm, at Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery, in Raleigh.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 15, 2016

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, April 15, 2016

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Willis Edward "Billy" Henderson

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M W

May 9, 2016

I AM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS PLEASE FIND COMFORT IN GOD'S WORD. ACS 24:15

May 1, 2016

You have my deepest sympathy on your immeasurable loss. May the God of all comfort give strength to cope with your loss.

William Ringfield

April 30, 2016

Henderson family reach out to God for the strength to endure(2Corinthians 4:7).

S. Washington

April 27, 2016

Sorry for your loss. May the GOD of all comfort be with the family at this time of sorrow.

Ronnie Casey

April 26, 2016

My Sincere condolences to the Family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Ronnie J. Casey, Cary Fire-Rescue

Ronnie Casey

April 26, 2016

My sincere condolences to the family, My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ronnie J. Casey, Cary Fire-Rescue

April 18, 2016

My deepest apologies goes to family. May you indeed find comfort at James 1:13

Kathy Lewis Blake

April 15, 2016

Sending prayers for you all. I remember your Dad as always having a smile on his face, along with your Mom! Great memories of them at FBC. I have a great respect for your Dad and all he contributed to Cary!

Domeneack Foster

April 15, 2016

Please accept my sincere condolences. May the God of all comfort bring you peace during this difficult time.

Evon Allen Ward

April 15, 2016

Dear Henderson Family, so sorry for your loss. When I think of your father I remember how happy he always seemed and how he loved to share that happiness with others.

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