Billy Wayne Sarvis

November 17, 1941 - April 21, 2020
Billy Wayne Sarvis


Billy Wayne Sarvis 78, of Wilmington passed away Tuesday April 21, 2020 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Billy was born in Conway, SC on November 17, 1941 the son of the late Carsie James and Flossie Mae Fowler Sarvis. He had been employed with Babcock & Wilcox, before going to work at General Electric as a Machinist where he retired in 2009. He faithfully served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of Brookfield Church of God, and preceded in death by a brother Baby Sarvis, and sister Wanda S. Ludlum.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years Patsy Cottle Sarvis of the home, son Ken Sarvis and wife Jan, daughter Samantha Sarvis and fiance’ Maverick Pate all of Wilmington, brothers James Sarvis and special friend Mary, Charles Sarvis and wife Sonya, sisters Sandra Schweitzer and husband Chip, Cathy Sarvis, brother in law Tim Ludlum, grandchildren Erika Sarvis, Josh Sarvis, and wife Rachel, Addison Belcher, Maverick Pate, II, great-grandchildren Ayvah Keator, Adrian Keator, Hazel Wickes, Brady Sarvis, Lily Sarvis. Brother-in-law Paul Cottle and wife Mary. A number of nephews, nieces and cousins also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Saturday, April 25, 2020, at graveside Greenlawn Memorial Park. Full honors will be handled by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

Friends are welcome to view Mr. Sarvis beginning at noon on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel, the family will be greeting friends from 4:30-6:30 pm.

Memorials may be directed to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, 3950 Juvenile Center Road, Castle Hayne, NC 28429.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington NC 28403.
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  • April 23, 2020
    Wayne and Kathleen Shell says:
    With Heartfelt prayers to family and everyone. May God continue to remind that Billy has his Mansion because it has been prepared for him and is for all believers. May everyone look forward to the greatest reunion that is on the way. May God Bless, Comfort and give everyone constant peace and love.

  • May 15, 2020
    Janet Langston Odom lit a candle:
    Lit since May 15, 2020 at 5:58:30 AM

  • April 26, 2020
    Mel Smith says:
    On behalf of the New Hanover County Law Enforcement Association we recognize Billy Wayne Sarvis’ life of commitment to his Family, his Lord Jesus, his Church, his carrier and his time in the United States Army. The men and women of NHCLEOA honor the memory of Billy Sarvis and how his Lord used him as an exemplification as how we should live. Our prayers go out to Patsy, Kenneth, Samantha, the grandchildren and the great-grandchildren. Sincerely humbled, The Members of New Hanover County Law Enforcement Officers Association. Chaplain Mel Smith NHCLEOA Wilmington, NC

  • April 25, 2020
    Rhonda and Harold Jacobs says:
    Such a great man I have known a very long time. Patsy, Kenneth and Samantha I am truly sorry for this loss. I know the memories will be with you forever. Praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time

  • April 24, 2020
    Lauren Wilson Wullenwaber says:
    I was so sorry to hear about Billy. Praying for you and your family for a peaceful heart. I know this is a difficult time.