April 8, 2021, 74, Goldsboro –
W.J. (Bill) Corrieri, Jr. passed away at Wayne Memorial Hospital on April 8, 2021.
He was born in Wilmington, NC on January 26, 1947, the son of the late W.J. (Bill) Corrieri, Sr. and Nannie Gardner Corrieri. He eventually moved to Goldsboro where he graduated from Goldsboro High School. Afterwards, he enlisted in the US Navy serving during the Vietnam War. After completing his four years in the military, he returned to Goldsboro and worked for he US Postal Service, having served 35 years upon retirement.
He met and married the love of his life Joyce Ireland, with whom he enjoyed 40 years-also raising her two sons Damon and Derek Ferebee.
Bill believed in living life to the fullest, which included spending time with his family and friends-sharing his home and boat in New Bern on the Trent River. A generous and loving man, he would literally “give you the shirt off his back”. He also enjoyed working in his yard and tinkering on his antique cars.
He faithfully supported the Lord’s work by giving financially to the church and Wayne Christian School. He was longing for his heavenly home, knowing he would be fully healed.
Bill is survived by his wife, Joyce; step-sons, Damon Ferebee, wife Becky, and daughter, Emma Grace; Derek Ferebee and daughter, Lexi Withers and husband, Nick. Sisters; Carol Corrieri Wilson and friend Bobby Fields, Connie Corrieri Hill and husband Keith, and Cathy Corrieri Cooke. Nieces and Nephews; Kevin Wilson and wife Sony and children Nathan and Ava; Lisa Wilson; Amanda Hill Velie, husband James, and children Conner and Callen; Bradley Hill, wife Hannah, and children Braxton and Nolan; Jeffrey Cooke, Jr and Catherine Cooke. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, who were very special to him. Also, one special friend, whom he referred to as his brother-Willie Parks and wife, Rose.
There will be an open viewing Friday, April 9th from 12-5 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be Saturday, April 10th, at 11:00 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Goldsboro with the Reverend Barry Williamson officiating. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.