July 13, 2022, 86, Mount Olive –
William Austin House, resident of the Beautancus area, Mount Olive, at the age of 86, passed away at home Wednesday evening, July 13, 2022.
Mr. House graduated from Calypso High School in 1955. His life’s work of being a line foreman for telephone systems began with employment with Harry J. Byers Co. in Rocky Mount, followed by Lambert Cable Splicing in Wilson and Greenville, from which he retired. He was a long time member of Bear Marsh Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at Bear Marsh Church Sunday, July 17, at 3 p.m., officiated by the Rev. J. Paul Rose, followed by visitation. Burial will be Monday, July 18, at 10 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Park. Friends and family are also being received at the House residence.
Mr. House is survived by his wife, Edna Smith House; two daughters, Sharon House Lee of Faison, and Pam House Lindsay of Mount Olive; a son, William Austin House, Jr. of Mount Olive; grandchildren and spouses, Amanda Lee and Garrett Lambert of Faison, Lindsay Lee and Jason Ginn of Rose Hill, Chelsey Lee and William Best III of Faison, and Anna Elizabeth “Annie” Lindsay of Chattanooga, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Emma Grace Lambert, Savannah Lambert, Jaxon Ginn, Callee Jayne Ginn, Ethan Wiggins, Liam Best, Paislee Best, and Autumn “Smiley” Best; a brother, B. A. House, Jr. and wife Colene, of Bickmore, West Va.; a sister, Ann H. Woolard and husband, Bill, of Goldsboro; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bertice A. and Helen Davis House; a sister, Barbara Jane H. Stroud and husband, Billy; and a very special pet, a dog named C.J.