November 10, 2021, 73, Goldsboro –
Billy Eugene Anderson has laid down his rod and reel and hung up his hunting gear for the last time. He entered into perfect peace on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. We are certain, however, that heaven has a new hunting club already in the making.
Billy was born in Wayne County to the late Woodard and Martha Strickland Anderson on January 6, 1948. Hunting and fishing were in his blood from the beginning but he was always a farmer at heart. Many of his happiest times were spent on his tractor at the family farm.
He had a great love for horses and was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and the National Cutting Horse Association. Billy was a strong supporter of the NRA and enjoyed the many friendships he made while a member of the Ray Pittman Hunting Club and the Community Tractor Club.
Billy was a hard worker and dedicated to completing the tasks at hand. He retired from the Wayne County Sheriff Department as a Major after 25 years of service. Billy was a man that would always lead by example. His service to the community also consisted of being a member of the Little River Fire Department. Billy proudly served on the department for over 30 years and was an active member of their Board of Directors.
With a captivating personality, Billy never came in contact with a stranger. He made friends quickly and kept them for years. Billy would bend over backward to make sure everyone had what they needed and go out of his way for a handshake or a hug. Possessing a great sense of humor, Billy enjoyed seeing others laugh. He was always into a little bit of mischief, and his dry humor was a joy to all who knew him.
Family was the center of Billy’s life. Susan and Billy had a friendship that kindled a romance that lasted over 36 years. Of utmost importance to Billy was the concern and protection of his family. A great provider, Billy ensured that his family had everything they needed. He was an outstanding daddy and the world’s best “Granddaddy”. His care went beyond his immediate family, as he took it upon himself to look after the needs of neighbors and friends. He took seriously the great commandment, to “…love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind…” and “…to love your neighbor as yourself”. He was a member of The First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Goldsboro.
The family will receive friends on Friday, November 12, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home. A service to celebrate Billy’s life will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary of The First Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. John Howard, Rev. Andy Stovall and Rev. Walton Aycock officiating. Interment will follow in the Edgerton – Aycock Family Cemetery, 2318 Nahunta Road, Pikeville, NC.
Billy is survived by his wife, Susan Aycock Anderson; son, Bill Anderson and wife Christy; daughter, Marti Jones and husband Stevie; daughter, Amy Smith Gambill; and his beloved grandchildren, Charley, Dallas, Tate, Dakota (Braxton), Hinton and Seth. He is also survived by his nieces, Michelle Edmundson and her son, Hunter and Melissa Shackelford and husband, Jon and their son David; and many other family members and friends that he loved very much. Billy’s family would not be complete without including his k-9 friend, Biscuit and horse, Jasper.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Daniel Smith; son-in-law, Phillip Gambill; and brothers, Howard Sasser and Jimmy Anderson.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests you give in Billy’s memory to the charity of one’s choice and also consider giving the gift of life as an organ donor.
Online condolences may be share with the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.