WILMINGTON — Billy Warren Cavenaugh, 63, of Northeast Community, Wallace, NC, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2023, at Duke University Hospital.
He was born on October 16, 1960, in New Hanover County; the son of Evelene Hatcher Cavenaugh of Wallace and the late Billy Holmes Cavenaugh.
Mr. Cavenaugh, a graduate of NC State was a diehard Wolf Pack fan. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church.
Surviving, along with his mother, is his best friend and wife of 35 years, Allison Murphy Cavenaugh of the home; his sons, Josh Cavenaugh and Will Cavenaugh, both of Wallace; sisters, Tammy Parker and husband, C.E. of Beulaville and Paula Lee of Clinton; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends that loved Warren very much.
Warren was a loving husband and caring father, son, brother and uncle. He was a simple man who loved his wife and his family. Warren was super proud of his boys and was always there for them, whether coaching them in sports, being their scout leader or just being their Dad at home. Warren earned his Eagle Scout at a young age and later in life became Scout Master for Troop 35 in Wallace. Being a hard worker, Warren grew chickens for Nash Johnson for over 30 years and owned his own electrical business for 36 years. He was a kind and giving man who had a big heart for the homeless. He gladly served and supported the “Meet Me at The Bridge” ministry. Warren loved his family dearly but most of all, he loved the Lord. Warren will surely be missed but treasured memories will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 20, 2023, at Corinth Baptist Church with Pastor Phil Eakins and Pastor David Smith officiating.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., one hour prior to the service at the church.
Burial will follow in Cavenaugh Cemetery, NC Hwy 41, Wallace, NC.
Casketbearers will be Bo Jones, Danny Sanderson, Kent Sanderson, Jeff Johnson, Courtney Swanson and Faison Sloan. Honorary casketbearer will be Tommie Blanton.
In lieu of flowers, Warren would requests that memorial gifts be made to Meet Me at the Bridge, PO Box 1006, Durham, NC 277002.