William 'Bill' Wilkinson

william 'bill' wilkinson

William R. “Bill” Wilkinson, age 77 of Carthage went home to be with his Lord Saturday (March 15, 2014) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.


Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Tuesday at Bible Tabernacle. Burial will follow with military honors in the church cemetery.


Born in Millville, NJ he was a son of the late Edward and Frances Abdill Wilkinson. He was a US Navy veteran where he served on the USS Boston, the first ship to carry guided missiles. After moving to North Carolina he owned an operated Pineland Screen Printing for many years and also was a newspaper deliverer for The Pilot, Sanford Herald and Fayetteville Observer.


Bill was preceded in death by: a son Darrin Wilkinson; a grandson Paul Rivera; sisters Edna Kerr, Elsie Higgins, Betty Jane Ryan and Alice Creach; and a brother Edward “Eddie” Wilkinson.


He is survived by his wife Rosemarie Kohring Wilkinson; daughters Dawn Rivera and husband Pablo of Carthage, Linda Lynn and husband Steven of Carthage; sons Michael Wilkinson and wife Sandy of Sanford, Kenneth Wilkinson of Carthage; sister Bernice Higgins of Texas; grandchildren Lena Yarter and husband Rob, Stephanie Lynn and Rachel Wilkinson; great-grandchildren Ryan, Jocelyn and Kyle Yarter.


The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall of the church and any other time at the home.


Memorials may be made to: the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256, or to Bible Tabernacle, P.O. Box 685, Southern Pines, NC 28388.


Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Wilkinson family.


Condolence: PinesFunerals.com


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  1. Mike & Ken and families,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I always will remember your Dad’s warm smile and positive attitude. Keep the faith as you celebrate your Dad’s life here on earth and his rewards gained in HEA

  2. Linda, thinking of you during this very difficult time and praying for comfort and peace for you and your family! Love you!

  3. Linda…my condolences on your the passing of your Dad…from the picture he looked like he enjoyed life to the fullest and that is indeed something you can cherish. You are in my prayers.

  4. May it comfort you to know that others are thinking of you during

    this time. Many prayers are being sent your way.

    With Heartfelt Sympathy,

    Elaine Rogers and Family

  5. I am so very sorry for your lost. He was sadly missed when he moved from Tara. Condolences to you and your family. With all our love from Tara Plantation.

  6. Ken and family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You have certainly honored your Dad with your love and caring particularly during his illness. You will continue in my thoughts and prayers as you go through the days ahead.

  7. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers throughout this very difficult time.

  8. Sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Billy.I will always remember when he told us kids the he spoke Pig Latin.To this day I don’t know if Pig Latin is a real language or not but it sure was funny when he spoke it.Thanks for the laughs.Thank-You for your

  9. Linda and Family,

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking about you and your family and praying for you, my Friend!

  10. Deepest sympathy. May the Lord continue to hold you in his arms. What a wonderful family you are. And your Daddy was so special. Love, hugs and prayers will continue coming your way.

    Love, Donna and Bob

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