Charles William Leary Jr.

September 29, 1954January 6, 2019

PLYMOUTH - Charles William "Billy" Leary Jr., 64, died Sunday, January 6, 2019, at Palmetto Health Hospital in Columbia, SC. Billy was born September 29, 1954 to the late Charles William "Bill" Leary Sr. and Magdalene "Chubby" Wynn Leary in Martin County, NC. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was a Seabee for four years. Billy was a skilled carpenter, a passion that he acquired from his father. An avid sports fan, he coached his children's soccer teams for many years. He is survived by his children, Ashley Leary Sumerel and husband Daniel of Williamston, NC and Sean Clayton "Clay" Leary and husband Trey of Charlotte, NC; sisters, Renette Leary Ruffin of Plymouth, NC and Michele Leary Phelps and husband Jeremy of Merry Hill, NC; and granddaughter, Harper Barrett Sumerel. In keeping with his wishes, the family will be having a private celebration of his life and afterwards will receive guests at the home of his sister, Renette at 17 Carl Dr. Plymouth, NC 27962 on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society. Memories may be shared at


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Sallie White

January 13, 2019

I was deeply saddened to hear from Ronnie in the airport today that Billy had passed...even tho I never met Billy...I know it is so much loss for you...yet I hope you are finding comfort in the herculean efforts of love and support that you graciously extended...courage...I'm saying a little prayer of support right this minute....sallie white

Mary Ayers

January 11, 2019

Dear Clay and Ashley-
So very sorry for your loss. Thinking about you all.
Love- Mary Ayers

Sue Cahoon

January 9, 2019

Clay and Ashley. I am so very sorry for your loss of your Daddy our love and prayers are with you? Sue,james and Dean Cahoon