OBITUARY

William Dewey Midgette

March 16, 1931July 30, 2013
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William D. Midgette, 82, of Raleigh died Tuesday at his home surrounded by his family. One of 10 children, William was born in Durham to the late L.F. and Eula Midgette. After graduating from high school, Bill entered the U.S. Navy and served during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He retired from the Navy after 22 years of service. Bill then began a career with Farm Bureau Insurance and retired after 20 years of service. He was a loving father and a hard-working provider for his family.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Phyllis Kelly Midgette in 2010, as well as five brothers and one sister.

Surviving are his three children; daughter, Kathy Midgette Parsons (Jack) of Winston- Salem; son, Jody Midgette (Mary) of Clayton and daughter, Stacie Midgette King (George) of Knightdale; 6 grandchildren: Allison Smith (Chris), Colton Parsons, Joshua Parsons, Andy Welliver, James Midgette and Holly Midgette; as well as great-granddaughter, Savannah Smith. Also surviving are three sisters: Martha Upchurch, Celia Lawrence and Mary Lou Lee.

A memorial service with military honors will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 4pm at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary’s St. Raleigh. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County Veteran's Memorial Garden in Bill's name, 250 Hospice Cir., Raleigh, NC 27607.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, August 3, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 3, 2013
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William Dewey Midgette

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August 2, 2013

While Bill and I did not work together at Farm Bureau, he was always helpful when I needed something from his department. In the hallways or cafeterial, it was always a "Hello, guy" or something to that effect when we passed. My condolences to the family for your loss.

Bunny Hambright

August 2, 2013

Kathy and family,
This is a very difficult time in your life. We are wishing you strength to get through it. Hold onto all the good times!

Lora Schlosser

August 2, 2013

I worked with Bill at Farm Bureau and remember his gruff exterior, but also his marshmallow interior. Even after he retired, you could on occasion find him in the cafeteria with his coffee, ready to talk. It was easy to tell how much Bill loved his family.

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