William Franklin Zieverink

February 26, 1944November 9, 2013
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William Franklin Zieverink, 69, of Atlantic Beach and formerly of Raleigh, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, November 9, 2013 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was son of the late Larry Sr. and Ruth Zieverink of Raleigh.

Bill is survived by his wife, Frances Jean Zieverink; sons Brian and Kevin; daughter-in-law, Amy; and his two grandchildren, Ruthie and Will Zieverink. He is also survived by his brothers Larry, Jr., Bob and Ken Zieverink.

Bill was born in Winston-Salem and raised in Raleigh, and graduated from Sacred Heart High School. He proudly served his country as a Staff Sergeant with the 805th Army National Reserves, MPCo. Bill also served as a Raleigh Police Officer. He later became business partners with his father as owner of Larry’s Super Market in Raleigh, and later bought his father out to become sole owner. Bill served on the Board of Directors of The Christian Fellowship Home in Raleigh.

Because of Bill’s acceptance of Jesus as his Lord and Savior, we know that he is now in his final home~Heaven.

Bill was an avid saltwater fisherman and gardener. He enjoyed spending time with his family, attending his grandchildren’s many activities, boating, and playing cards. He enjoyed his friends at his morning trips to the “Coffee Club”. He also enjoyed travelling to the Caribbean and, in particular, Aruba. Bill was known among his friends and strangers alike for his generosity and desire to help those in need. After spending many weekends in Atlantic Beach, Bill and Jean retired and moved there permanently in 2003. They enjoyed their time there spent with old friends and meeting many new friends during their retirement years.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh, NC.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park, followed by a reception at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC. Everyone is encouraged to attend the reception and spend time with Bill’s family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bill’s memory to Carteret Memorial Foundation for the Raab Clinic, PO Box 1619, Morehead City, NC 28557 or Fellowship Home of Raleigh, Attn: John Salgado, 506 Cutler St., Raleigh, NC 27603.



  • Visitation Tuesday, November 12, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 13, 2013


  • Reception Following Burial

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Ruthie Zieverink

January 13, 2014

Love you G-Daddy

Carolyn Powell

November 14, 2013

So sorry for the family's loss. I was not able to make the trip to Raleigh, but have the family in my thoughts and prayers.

Jack & Phyllis Austin

November 13, 2013

Jean and family we are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing.Kevin called Jack to let us know Bill was sick.You all have been in our thoughts and prayers since then.Although the years have taken us in different directions we will always remember the Zieverink family as good friends

Judy Murphy

November 13, 2013

Dennis and I are so sad that we were unable to be with you Jean Kevin and Brian we had thought since Dennis had this week off from Chemo that it would be possible for us to drive to Raleigh yet when he was put in the hospital on Sunday night with blood clots we knew that would not be possible...Please know how much we love all of you and how we will miss Bill and always remember all the fun time we had together...Love and prayers Judy and Dennis Murphy


November 13, 2013

Bob, Kenny and Family,
May our Lord bless you all, and give you comfort during this hard time. Family ties are hard to break, but you Know the Truth that frees us...
Joanna and Harvey Hicks

November 13, 2013

Jean and Family, Just wanted you to know you are in my prayers. With Sympathy,
Mary Jane Diggett

Teresa Dickens

November 13, 2013

Iwill always remember how kind Mr. Larry was with all of his customers who shop at Larry"s SuperMarket. He will be truly miss. My prayers go out to the family.

Ed & Jessica Radley

November 13, 2013

We were blessed to have known Bill...even for the short time we did he has touched our hearts and will not soon be forgotten.

David Ramsey

November 12, 2013

Jean and family: I will remember Bill as a man with a great heart and strength of character. He was a fun person to be around in high school.I know he is smiling at us in heaven.

Jean and Mike Behan

November 12, 2013

Jean Brian Kevin and family, my heartfelt sympathy and love to you all. Bill was a good man and he will be sorely missed. May God hold you in the palm of his hand during this trying time and grant you peace.