William Carter "Bill" VanDeventer

August 9, 1924January 9, 2021

William Carter VanDeventer “Bill,” age 96, of Lake Park, North Carolina, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021.

Bill was born in Lee County, Virginia to William L. and Bobbie VanDeventer. He was a World War II veteran and worked in the dairy industry for over 35 years. Bill was a member of First Baptist Church of Indian Trail and served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and choir member in various churches throughout his life.

Bill was preceded in death in 1989 by his first wife, Katherine; his sister, Mary Johnson; and his grandson, Kevin Cook.

He is survived by his wife, Lauretta VanDeventer; daughters, Debbie & Jerry Cook of California and Carolyn & Tom Campbell of Ohio; step-daughter, Gale & Bob Greenlee of Lake Park; grandchildren, Brian & Tina Cook, Christy & Drew Smalley, Amy & Matthew Whisler, Jared & Ally Cook, and Kelly & Ben Jacobs; and step-grandsons, Chris & Christine Greenlee and Craig & Maria Greenlee; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Also surviving are two brothers, one sister, many nieces and nephews, and countless friends.

A service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 14, 2021, at McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel, with Pastor Mike Whitson officiating. Burial will take place in Ohio.


  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021


William Carter "Bill" VanDeventer

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January 19, 2021

I am so saddened to read of the passing of Bill. He was such a good friend for over 40 years. He and Katherine and our family shared a lot of fun times and with Huber Heights First Baptist Church friends. My sympathy, prayers and love go out to the family. Blessings.