March 10, 2022, 92, Goldsboro –
William “Bill” Grant Webber, 92, passed away peacefully in his home on March 10, 2022, surrounded by his family. Born in Wayne County on June 29, 1929, he was the son of the late Roland Webber and Vivian Grant Webber. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Webber.
Bill was a lifetime resident of Wayne County. He was a member of the first 12th-grade class to graduate from New Hope School. Bill attended Atlantic Christian College where he earned a liberal arts degree in math and history. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force, serving two years overseas as a cartographer working on aerial maps for pilots. He then earned his master’s degree in Education at East Carolina College. Fulfilling his call for education, Bill taught at Grantham, Pikeville, and C.B. Aycock. He served as principal of Pikeville Elementary and completed his tenure as principal of Norwayne Middle. He loved his role in shaping the lives of his students.
Bill worshipped the Lord faithfully throughout his life and shared the Lord’s love with all who knew him. Bill was a lifelong member of New Hope Friends. He served in various roles within the church including clerk of ministry and council, clerk of the monthly meetings, and Sunday School teacher. Bill volunteered in his community, especially with Meals on Wheels, in which he served until he was 90 years old.
Bill loved his family dearly and enjoyed spending time with his loved ones every opportunity he had. He had a special place in his heart for Betty, Bill’s soulmate and best friend, and those who called him Dad and PaPa. Bill loved golfing with his friends weekly up until he was 85 years old, camping with family and friends, and maintaining his yard and surrounding land. A daily tradition of his was driving his red truck to the Coker Feed Mill Store to grab a snack and sit down to catch up with friends. His family always knew this was where to find him in the afternoons.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2022 in the Family Life Center of New Hope Friends Church. A service to celebrate Bill’s life will be at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary with Pastor Andrew Hise officiating. Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 14, 2022 at Wayne Memorial Park.
Bill is survived by his wife of 64 years and the love of his life, Betty Coker Webber; son, William Grant Webber Jr. (Amy); daughter, Lynette Webber Paley (Albert); grandchildren Austen Webber (Stephanie), Bryce Webber, Leslie Paley, and William Paley; great-grandchildren Liam Webber and Maggie Rose Webber; and brothers Sidney Webber and Donald Webber (Linda).
A special thank you for the unending love and support from his siblings-in-law Frances Creech, Rose Sutton, Gail Grant, and Brantley and Gay Coker. Also, thanks to the many individuals who assisted in his care during his latter days including the individuals with Christian Caregivers, as well as Pamela Pressley and Barbara Hoover. Also, many thanks to Craig Sauls, Michael Sauls, and other family and friends for their support and love. A special thank you as well to Crystal Sutton for her love and support through the last weeks of Bill’s life.
Memorials may be given in Bill’s memory to New Hope Friends Church, 4451 U.S. Hwy 70, Goldsboro, NC 27534.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.