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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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • May 01, 2023
    Carol and Ernie Scheidegger lit a candle:
    Lit since May 1, 2023 at 5:26:10 PM

  • May 01, 2023
    Brenda West says:
    I loved Billy! He always said I was more like a sister than a cousin. I will miss him! RIP

  • May 01, 2023
    Vicki Orrell-Porter says:
    I'm sorry to hear of Billy's passing. He was a good friend to my parents, J.D. and Polly Orrell.