Billy Jefferson Hocutt

August 3, 1938 - April 30, 2023
Billy Jefferson Hocutt

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Billy Jefferson Hocutt 84, of Rocky Point formerly of Friendly Lane, Wilmington, NC died Sunday, April 30, 2023, at home, surrounded by his family.

Billy was born in Halifax County, NC on August 3, 1938, to the late William and Vivian Woodard Hocutt. Billy was predeceased in death by his wife of 63 years, Betty Talman Hocutt.

Billy was a member of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed his years traveling to different churches singing with the King’s Men Quartet. He retired as parts manager from Rippy Cadillac of Wilmington. Also, retired as a medic from Army National Guard.

He is survived by daughters Frankie H. Todd and husband Jerry; Beverly H Wilson and husband Chuck; five grandchildren; Jerry Todd Jr, and Kelly, Brandon Todd and wife Hannah, Nick Wilson and Whitney, Luke Wilson and wife Grace, Gray Wilson, and Isabelle. Six great-grandchildren Zackery, Carson, Hailey, Logan and Lainey Todd. And Wilder Wilson. He also leaves behind a sister-in-law Ann Lewis and husband Gaither, as well as three nephews.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted 12:00 Noon Thursday, May 4, 2023, at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Reverend Jay Young will officiate the service.

The family will see friends Wednesday Evening, May 3, 2023 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Lower Cape Fear LifeCare and nurse’s for there compassion and care they received.

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  • May 04, 2023
    Sandy Gerstenmier says:
    Beverly and Chuck, I am so sorry for your grief. Just remember you didn't lose him, you know exactly where he is and you will see him again. I will keep your family in my prayers. Love ya

  • May 03, 2023
    Helen Smith says:
    Mr. Billy was a classmate of my moms and dad’s at NHHS and a neighbor. He was our neighbor on Friendly lane for many years as well and Larry and I are so sad to hear of his passing. He always had a warm smile and was one of the kindest people I have ever met. He and Betty were always so welcoming and we loved them both! Friendly Lane was just not the same after the Hocutt and the Wilsons moved. We have missed all of you.! We send our love and our prayers to Beverly, Frankie, Chuck and the entire family. We love you guys! FOREVER FRIENDS AND FAMILY!!!!

  • May 03, 2023
    Martha Colvin says:
    I just heard about Billy’s death.Sonny and I spent some good times with him and Betty Jane .I won’t be able to attend services but you all will be in my thoughts and prayers . Much love to all of you, Martha

  • May 03, 2023
    Martha Colvin says:
    I just heard about Billy’s death. Sonny and I spent some good times with him and Betty Jane. I will not be able to attend the services but you all will be in my thoughts and Prayers. Much love to you all, Martha

  • May 02, 2023
    Maribel says:
    Billy will always be in my memory!! A great man of God who has won heaven. Love you 😇 Maribel Martínez