OBITUARY

William J Windham

January 2, 1925July 16, 2017
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William J. Windham, Sr. January 2, 1925 – July 16, 2017 William J. Windham, Sr., 92, of Wilson, passed away Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, 2704 Nash St. N, Wilson, NC. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Thursday, prior to the funeral service, at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home. Surviving are his wife, Vurgia Strickland Windham; three daughters, Peggy W. Warren of Autryville, Rachel Windham of Chapel Hill, and Joanie W. Moore and husband, David, of Wilson; a step-daughter, Brenda Watkins of Jacksonville, FL; a step-son, Reggie Peacock of Wilson; eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and one sister, Barbara Turnage of Wilson. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Adell Walston Windham; his son, William J. “Billy” Windham, Jr.; two sisters; and three brothers. Flowers are welcome and memorials may be directed to Home Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels), c/o First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 3184, Wilson, NC 27895. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent to www.thomasyelverton.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Amy Boyette

July 18, 2017

Papa,

I will never forget your gentle spirit and loving heart. Your legacy will live on in me and your great grandkids, who know you by name and by love. I will miss you always--your warm spirit and love of the world will always be with me. Love you big!
Amy

Carole Bass Groce

July 18, 2017

Peggy, Rachel, and Joanie,
Sandy called to tell me about Uncle Bill, and it brought back lots of memories of all of you and of Sunday dinners at Grandmama's and Granddaddy's. I still remember when Uncle Bill farmed next door to us in Eureka, and you and I cut our hair, Peggy, and thought Mama and Adell would never know because we threw the hair out of the window while they were putting in tobacco. Uncle Bill decided he'd rather live in Wilson and be an electrician, as I recall, and it could have been partly because you and I got into something all the time.

Uncle Bill was always laid back and had that dry sense of humor, and I know you will miss him so much.

Wanda Purvis

July 17, 2017

My sincere condolence to all the family during this sad time. Thank you for allowing me to care for him during his hospitalization. A special prayer also for Joanie ; you were an amazing inspiration of strength and love shown to him during his last few days.

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