December 2, 2020, 71, Cape Carteret
William Burgus “Bill” Kearney, 71, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
Bill was born in Wayne County, NC on October 30, 1949 to Burgus and Louvenia Strickland Kearney. He had worked in automobile sales his entire life. Bill was a valued employee of the Leith Auto Group and Alan Vester Auto Mart. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Bill also enjoyed playing golf. If it was a beautiful day, he enjoyed being on the links sharing shots and laughter with his friends.
A graveside service will be Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Elmwood Cemetery in Fremont. The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery.
Bill is survived by his wife of 52 years, Julia Hill Kearney; son, Chris Kearney and wife Sherry of Cape Carteret; his grandchildren, Karley Kearney and Riley Kearney. He is also survived by his step granddaughter, Lacie Barrett; and step great-grandson, Reese Williford.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Chad Kearney.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given in his memory to Emerald Isle Baptist Church, 304 Plantation Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.