William Akin DeLaughter

December 23, 1939 - January 15, 2019
William Akin DeLaughter


William Akin DeLaughter, age 79 of Leland NC passed away on Tuesday January 15, 2019 at his home.

He was born in Texarkana, Texas on December 23, 1939 to the late Vivian Clifford DeLaughter and Desdemona Belle Akin DeLaughter.

Bill was a proud veteran of the US Air Force and was a graduate of Bryant University in Springfield, RI with a degree in Accounting. He had a longtime career with Atlantic Richfield Petroleum Company as a Accountant and later worked with the Valley Forge Flag Manufacturer in Wolmsdorf, PA. After his retirement he moved to Leland, NC. After his retirement he enjoyed spending time with his family and working in his lawn and garden.

Bill is survived by his wife of 54 years Antonette Tranka DeLaughter; children Ann Marie Wallace (Peter), William Michael DeLaughter (Judy), and James Edward DeLaughter (Christine Gramlich); grandchildren Andrew Ian Wallace, Barbara Ann DeLaughter, Dean Michael DeLaughter, Sara Alyce Wallace, William Christopher Wallace, and Sky Robert DeLaughter. Grandson James Brandon DeLaughter preceded him in death. Sister, Vivian Soto; brothers, David DeLaughter, Stanley DeLaughter, and Keith DeLaughter. He was preceded in death by brothers, James DeLaughter and Samuel DeLaughter.

Memorial service will be held 1 pm Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Shiloh United Methodist Church 1874 Maco Road Leland, NC 28451

In lieu of flowers please donate to John Paul II Center for Special Learning, 1092 Welsh Road, Shillington, PA 19607, or donate to the American Heart Association.

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  • January 16, 2019
    David devine says:
    Im so sorry. Nothing that can be said will help make things easier so im just gonna tell you all i love you. You are all my extended family.

  • January 16, 2019
    Donna Wagner says:
    Bill was such a sweet man. We all loved him at Weis. My thoughts and prayers are with ALL through this difficult time. God Bless❤️

  • January 16, 2019
    Jan Janoski says:
    I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. All our love goes out to you

  • January 16, 2019
    Jan Janoski says:
    I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out for you. All our love Jan and Mike

  • January 16, 2019
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