February 2, 1945 ~ November 5, 2022
William “Bill” Millard Marion, age 77, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, November 5, 2022. A Moore County native, Bill was born on February 2, 1945 to the late Roy Millard and Helen Marion.
Known for his wit and intelligence, he was a fun and engaging person to be around and was quick to share a joke, and was often seen in Western shirts and his cowboy hat. He was quick to strike up a conversation with a stranger, but walk away as friends.
A man of varied interests, he loved collecting electronics and old phones, and repairing tube radios. He was part of a model RC plane club in Cameron, he loved sci-fi books and Westerns, and read hundreds of books throughout his life.
His greatest passion was his family who have fond memories of creek fishing with homemade fishing poles, camping at Jordan Lake, and enjoying the outdoors. Above all hobbies, paragliding brought him the most joy! He lived to fly and it brought him the most exhilarating memories that he was able to relive until the very end. Next to his wife, flying was the love of his life! To understand his love of flying, please take a moment to read the poem, “Impressions of a Pilot,” by Gary C. Stoker.
Bill was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Roy Leonard Marion.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Debra “Debbie” Marion, sons: Rodney Marion and husband Allen Wilson of Raleigh, NC; Vernon Marion of Sanford, NC; Chris Marion and wife Tanya of Chapin, SC; Brent Marion and wife Brandi of New Bern, NC; Brandon Marion of Carthage, NC; daughter, Meranda Marion and husband Landon Sester of Mary Esther, FL; and sister Pamela Darnell and husband Jerry of Seagrove, NC. He will be dearly missed by his 12 grandchildren, one great grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bill’s quick wit and mischievous grin will be missed by his family and many friends! The family especially appreciates the diligent care and support the nurses and staff at First Health Hospice gave to Bill and his wife. They would also like to thank Mabry’s Home Medical of Pinehurst, NC, for their timely services.
Please join the family at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home at 402 Saunders St., Carthage, NC, for a visitation on Saturday, November 12, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is honored to serve the Marion family.
Online condolences may be left at www.pinesfunerals.com
Andrea McAdoo and Family, sending love and light to the family
I SPENT SEVERAL WONDERFUL TIMES WITH BILL AND MY BROTHER ROY, FISHING, WALKING THE SANDY ROADS PICKING UP BOTTLES, LOOKING FOR ARROW HEADS AND SEARCHING FOR BIRDS IN CEDAR TREES AT NITE. HE AND LEONARD WERE GOOD COUSINS AND WILL BE MISSED.
I trust you are smiling and paragliding through the heavens. It was great to know you Mr. Marion!
Your family is in my prayers
You will always be in my thoughts, RIP Cousin Bill
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Love ya’ll!
My prayers are with you Deb and all the family. Bill was awesome soul. Now he will always watch over is loved ones from heaven.
Deb, I just now learned of your hubby’s passing. While I didn’t have the privilege of knowing Bill, your postings made it clear that he was indeed the joy of your life. There is no doubt he will be missed and that his absence will weigh heavily on all those who knew him and loved him. May our God encircle all of you with His loving arms and may His peace and comfort engulf all. God bless you and your family, Deb.
My thoughts and Prayers are with you Deb. You have a lot of wonderful memories and that’s great. May God hold you in his arms and give you comfort!!!prayers🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
RIP Bill I didn’t know you personally but I knew your sweet Loving Wife Debbie 💕 Debbie you & your Family are in my prayers at this difficult time Always Mandy
Sending love and prayers to the family!