William O’Brien ‘Bill’ Renfroe
Published 10:00 am Monday, May 7, 2018
William “Bill” O’Brien Renfroe Sr., a native of Seattle, Wash., died on May 4, 2018 in Winston-Salem.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn, to whom he was married for 56 years.
He served his country in the Army Air Corps in World War II and later as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, from which he retired as a major after 20 years of active duty. As a civilian, he worked for several years in and around Denver, Colo., before moving to North Carolina. He was committed to serving others and for many years participated in the Mended Hearts program at Fitzsimons Army Hospital and later as a volunteer at the Forsyth Medical Center chaplain’s office. He was active in his church and in other civic organizations. He will be remembered as a quiet, kind man and as a devoted father and husband.
Survivors: his children, Carol Renfroe Alpiner (Steve) of Larkspur, Colo., and Dr. William O’Brien Renfroe Jr. (Melanie) of Mocksville; 2 grandsons, Daniel O’Brien Renfroe and Edward O’Brien Renfroe, both of Mocksville; and his sister, Marjorie Jean Webber of Medford, Ore.
A memorial service will be held at the Salisbury National Cemetery on Friday, May 11 at 11 a.m.
Memorials: the building fund of Parkway Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem.