William Kenneth Deese

April 29, 1942 - October 8, 2018
William Kenneth Deese


William Kenneth Deese, age 76, of Leland, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018, at his home.

He was born in Monroe, NC on April 29, 1942, the son of Foster Deese and Bleeka Klontz Deese.

Kenneth worked for many years as a Machinist in the tool manufacturing industry.

He served his country with honor and distinction as a Specialist 4th class in the United States Army.

Kenneth is survived by his wife Linda, his aunt Betty Watkins, aunt Eva Simms and a niece and nephew.

He was predeceased by his father Foster Deese, stepfather “Daddy Red” Lowery, mother Bleeka “Mrs. Blackie” Lowery and his sister Shelba Walker.

Kenneth enjoyed being home with his wife and spending time with his horses and other animals.

The family will receive friends at a visitation to be held from 10 am till 11 am on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the First Baptist Church of Leland 517 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451. The Funeral Service will follow at 11 am, Rev. Dr. Steve Ellis will be officiating. Burial will be in the Churchyard Cemetery. In recognition of Kenneth’s honorable and faithful service to his country the United States Army will render Military Honors.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451. 910-383-3511.


Service

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
11:00 AM

First Baptist Church of Leland - Directions
517 Village Rd NE
Leland, North Carolina 28451
(910) 371-2233

Visitation

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

First Baptist Church of Leland - Directions
517 Village Rd NE
Leland, North Carolina 28451
(910) 371-2233

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  • October 08, 2018
    Diane Spencer says:
    Linda: May God comfort you through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • October 09, 2018
    Wendy & Billy Ray Hall says:
    Mrs. Linda - You are in our thoughts & prayers.

  • October 09, 2018
    Barbara Gore says:
    You was so special to me words can not describe it.Our jokes and friendly hugs will be so missed.Rest in peace my friend.

  • October 10, 2018
    Troy, Denise & Jessica Bradley says:
    To Linda and Kenneth’s family, we are so sorry for your loss of Kenneth! He was such a kind man. Linda if you need anything at all just let us know we will be there to help however we can as you know. ~ our deepest condolences The Bradleys