December 15, 2020, 91, Faison
Bill Casper Fesperman (91) of Faison, NC passed away on December 15, 2020 after a brief illness related to a heart condition.
Bill was born August 12, 1929 in Albemarle, NC to the late John Frank and Hattie Caudle Fesperman.
A 1949 graduate of Albemarle High School, he served in the Army’s 30 th infantry regiment on the front lines of the Korean War where he earned three bronze stars. Upon returning home, he met and married Nan Parrish who became his wife of 55 years. He and Nan had two children (Chip and Kim) to whom he was deeply devoted.
He enjoyed a long career in the food industry which led him to Faison, NC and Cates Pickle Company where he worked for 35 years.
From the surf of Cape Lookout to the Jolly Roger Fishing Pier at Topsail Beach, he loved the sand, music and salty air of the beach. He was a passionate civic servant, serving a term as Mayor of Faison, a member of the town planning board, years as a volunteer fireman and distinguished Lions Club member, having received the Melvin Jones Fellow award. An elder of Faison Presbyterian Church, he was recognized as a “Faithful Saint” by the Presbytery of Coastal Carolinas for his service to the church and his willingness to share his time and talents. His tireless volunteerism endeared him to many in the Duplin county area.
His servant heart continued into his 90’s as he could often be found selling charity raffle tickets, placing Lion’s Club fruit orders, and driving friends to the doctor. He had a magnetic personality complimented with a big smile, a deep love for his family, and soft spot for all animals, especially dogs.
He was preceded in death by his wife Nan, his parents and siblings Jane Vickers, Guy Fesperman, Pauline Fielder and Frankie Culbreth.
He is survived by his daughter Kim Goff and husband Billy (Goldsboro), son Chip and wife
Karen (Mooresville) grandson Jay Fesperman (Huntersville), and granddaughters Brooke Goff Tart (Goldsboro) and Rebecca Fesperman (Mooresville).
The family would like to thank all those in Faison who supported and surrounded Bill with caring friendship – from volunteer firemen, local restaurant owners, Cates co-workers, Lions Club members and his church family.
A private graveside service will be held on December 19. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Faison Presbyterian Church (PO Box 160, Faison NC 28341), or the Faison Fire and Rescue Squad (PO Box 758, Faison NC 28341).