William “Billy” Potter Williams

October 31, 1964 - October 25, 2013
William “Billy” Potter Williams


William “Billy” Potter Williams, age 48 of Wilmington passed away Friday, October 25, 2013.

Billy was born in Rocky Mount, NC on October 31, 1964.

He is survived by his mother, Diane Williams Woolard of Greensboro, NC.

Service arrangements are pending.

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  • October 30, 2013
    Kitty Brendle says:
    Thoughts and prayers are with you upon the loss of your son. I met him at Pamlico many years ago when I was a teenager. He was such a nice young man.

  • October 29, 2013
    Mark and Laura Carlton says:
    Diane, we are so sorry for your loss. Billy was a true, loyal friend from the moment we both met him. All the way back to kindergarten and through the adult years, he was someone to be admired, respected, and loved. His discipline, determination, and stamina in all areas of his life were amazing. Through all of life’s twist and turns, our friendship remained close. To the very end, he gave his all fighting this horrible disease. He leaves us with treasured memories and an imprint upon our heart that no time will ever erase. We loved him dearly. He will surely be missed. Mark and Laura Carlton

  • November 08, 2013
    Dan Goss says:
    So sorry to hear about Billy's passing. I remember Billy from Eastern Carolina swimming days ( Tarboro vs. Kinston) when I swam for Kinston and subsequently coached for the team. I also got to know Billy through visits to friends at Chapel Hill. Bill was a fun-loving guy and a true competitor. May he rest in peace. Dan Goss

  • November 02, 2013
    Teresa Tate says:
    What can I say that hasn't already been said except I am really surprised to read that another one of my cousins has passed away at such a young age. Billy, you are the same age my dad was when he pased away almost 32 years ago. May you rest in peace and please tell my dad I love and miss him.

  • October 31, 2013
    Ana says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3,4 states “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. Hope these words give you a new hope.