William Jennings Caulk Sr., 72, served 30 years with the Wilmington Police Dept.

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William Jennings Caulk Sr.
William Jennings Caulk Sr.

William Jennings Caulk Sr., of Wilmington, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 72.

Bill was born in Lumberton on Dec. 23, 1942, the son of the late Hubert Jennings and Geneva Flowers Caulk.

Bill was a member of Lake Forest Baptist Church. He retired from the Wilmington Police Department with 30 years of service.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Ann Caulk and a brother, Ervin Devone Caulk.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Annie Ruth Moody Caulk; son, William Jennings Caulk Jr. and wife Michelle, of Supply; daughter, Sonja Jean Caulk, of Wilmington; sister, Carolyn C. Baxley, of Lumberton; and grandchildren, Brittany Nichole Yopp and David  C. Warth.

The family will see friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, at Lake Forest Baptist Church with full police honors. The Rev. Burt Vezina and Deacon Clege Chambers will officiate the service. Special music will be provided by Paul Murrell. Jr. Burial will follow at Floyd Memorial Cemetery in Fairmont at 2:30 p.m.

The family would like to thank the Lower Cape Fear Hospice for the love, support and care that was shown over the years and would like memorials to be directed to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1406 Physician Drive Wilmington, NC 28401.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

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