Billy Wayne Fender

Published 11:38 am Sunday, May 19, 2024

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Mr. Billy Wayne Fender, 85, of NC 801 N., Mocksville, died Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation.

He was born on Jan. 13, 1939 to the late David Isom “Creed” Fender and Winnie Beatrice Blevins Hanks.

Bill was born and raised in Alleghany County. After moving to Mocksville, he became a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and was a longtime member and past president of the Mocksville Lions Club, where he was honored with the Unsung Hero Award. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, spending time at his cabin in the mountains and having fish frys and cookouts with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his siblings, Bobby Fender, Lorene Godwin, Earl Fender, and Wilma Franklin.

Survivors include: his children, Aaron Fender (Allison) and Leslie Fender, both of Mocksville; 2 grandchildren, Owen Fender and Cole Fender; his twin brother, Jack Fender of Mocksville; a sister, Norma Pickler of Burlington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 19 at Eaton Funeral Home. A graveside service with a brief visitation to follow, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, May 20 at Crab Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Ennice, NC, with Elder James Wyatt officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for: Mocksville Lions Club, c/o Charles Crenshaw, 421 Park Ave., Mocksville, NC 27028; or to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1913 US Hwy 601 S, Mocksville, NC 27028.

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