Billy Ray Cartrette, 72, gentle soul who will be greatly missed

Billy Ray Cartrette

CASTLE HAYNE — Billy Ray Cartrette, 72, departed this world at UNC Chapel Hill to enter our heavenly Father’s home Thursday, July 15, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Thompson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Gayle; daughters and their spouses, Karen and Robert Walcott and Kimberly and Darian Howard; grandchildren, Hunter, Nicholas, Victoria, Laila, Marian, Allison and Julie; brother, Ronnie Cartrette, and his wife, Judy; sister, Linda Todd, and her husband, Terry; sister, Anita Johnson, and her husband, Gray; beloved sisters-in-law, Donna Daly and Pamela Benton; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Billy attended Southeastern Community College, Cape Fear Community College and went on to have a long career at GE in Wilmington. Billy was a man of strong faith and a wonderful husband and father. Billy was a kind and gentle soul who will be greatly missed.

Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 22, at Wrightsboro Baptist Church, Wilmington. Memorial services will follow visitation at 3:30 p.m. at the church.

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