May 4, 1965 ~ November 24, 2020
William H. “Bill” Mackey III, 55, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at his home.
Celebration of Life service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, November 28, 2020 at River Pines Event Center, 2555 Farmlife School Road, Carthage, NC. Please consider COVID 19 guidelines in attending this service.
Bill was born in Colombia, SC and moved to Carthage with his family in 1972, He was a graduate of Union Pines High school where he played football. He then attended Appalachian State University, receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Bill served his community first as a Probation/Parole Officer with the North Carolina Department of Correction and then as a Deputy with the Moore County Sheriff’s Department, where he retired as a Captain in the Investigations Division. He was always grateful to the men and women who served with him for always having his back so that all could go home safely. Bill loved his family very much and when you became a friend to Bill, you became his family. He was not only a big presence in the room, he never met a stranger, his laugh and smile were contagious. Bill loved being outdoors, hunting, fishing, just anything outside. He also liked traveling and visiting family. Bill loved Carthage and like his mother, enjoyed serving our community. Bill was preceded in death by parents: William Hoyt Mackey, Jr. and Billie Moore Mackey; grandmother; Gladys Cole Moore.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Lisa; sons: Cole Mackey, John Garrison and wife Chelsea; grandson: Logan Garrison; brother: Chris Mackey and wife, Rhonda; niece and nephews: Tristin, Ian, Lily, Wyatt, Jake, Ethan, Nathan, Jacob, Dustin.
Memorials may be made to www.backinthewoodsagain.com
Online condolences may be made at PinesFunerals.com.