William ‘Bill’ Faircloth, 73, took month-long eastern US travel vacation

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William "Bill" Faircloth
William “Bill” Faircloth

William “Bill” Faircloth, of Wilmington, died May 4, 2015, at the age of 73.

He was born in Sampson County on May 16, 1941. Bill was an avid reader and took pride in taking care of his yard. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Bill loved to travel and take his wife Rubbie to see new places. In 2002 they took a month-long vacation together traveling the eastern United States. Bill retired from the Service America Company in 1997 after 24 years of service. As a young man he also served for four years in the U.S. Army.

Bill was the son of the late Maybelle Bordeaux and was preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon Yvette Elliott.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Rubbie M. Faircloth; grandchildren, Michael Elliott Jr., Leanne Elliott and Reese Elliott; brother-in-law, Milton McArthur; and son-in-law, Michael Elliott Sr., his wife, Justine Elliott and their daughter, Rebekah.

A visitation will be held at from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Coble-Ward-Smith Funeral Service. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015, at Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Donnie Lovette officiating. Interment will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens with military honors officiated by the American Legion Post 10 Honor Guard.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Coble-Ward-Smith Funeral Service.

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