William “Bill” Insco

March 8, 1929 - July 29, 2015
William “Bill” Insco


William “Bill” Everett Insco, age 86 of Wilmington passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

He was born in Roanoke Rapids, NC on March 8, 1929 to Logan Elvin Insco and Hattie Caroline Everett Insco.

Bill was a member of St. Johns Lodge # 1 A.F & A.M., Sudan Temple Shriners, Arab Shrine Club and member and Past Captain of the Sudan Drum & Bugle Corps. Bill was the former operator of the Wilmington Phelps Pest Control business.

Bill is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ella Raye Clemmons Insco; daughter, Barbara Cavenaugh (Jeff); sons, William Everett “Billy” Insco, Jr. (Melissa), and Michael Insco (Michelle); brother, Alton Insco (Yvonne); five grandchildren, April Bradshaw (David), Brent Cavenaugh (Allison), Jonathon Cavenaugh, Brantley Insco and Cara Insco; four great grandchildren, Mason Cavenaugh, Ella Cavenaugh, Adriana Bingham, and Erin Sims; and his beloved cat “Puddin”.

Visitation for family and friends will be 4 to 6 Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be held 11 am Monday, August 3, 2015 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel with Masonic Funeral Honors. Burial will be in Oleander Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Brent Cavenaugh, Jonathon Cavenaugh, David Bradshaw, Brantley Insco, Ivey Riggs, and Matt Johnson.

In lieu of flowers please honor Bill with a memorial gift to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 403 E. Front St., New Bern, NC 28560.

Please share memories and condolences with the family by clicking on the “Sign Guest Book” tab above.

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


Purchase Flowers

Tribute Wall

Please feel free to sign the guestbook or share a memory



Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  • August 02, 2015
    Brock Dombrowski says:
    Your family is in my prayers. Respectfully, Brock

  • July 31, 2015
    Rebecca Cooke McConkey says:
    Dear Raye, Barbara, Billy and Mike - i am so saddened by the passing of my cousin. I always enjoyed it when you all would come for a visit "back home" to Roanoke Rapids. Even though he grew up in Wlmington, I think he still thought of home as RoRap (like the rest sf us). Everett (that's what we called him) was more like a brother to my mother, Louise, than a nephew because they were the same age. May you all find comfort in celebrating the long life he lived and the way he loved life.

  • August 01, 2015
    Tori Ketcham Guthrie says:
    My deepest sympathy to the Insco family. May the Lord give you all strength and comfort during this time of grief, but also bless you with peace in knowing that you will one day be together again.