William Cole Childress, 64, better known as “Bill,” passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at his home in Moravian Falls.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb., 14, 2020, at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel, with the Rev. Ronnie Murray and Pastor Rodney Blake officiating. Burial will be in Scenic Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m., prior to the service at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.
Mr. Childress was born March 19, 1955, in Wilkes County to Luther and Pauline Annalee Porter Childress. He retired from Louisiana Pacific after 44 years of service. Bill liked to fish, loved to go out on his boat and going to auctions. He loved his family and grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ellie Minton Childress; a daughter, Jennifer Childress; two sisters, Florence White and Mary Kay Childress; and a brother, Edward Gray Childress.
He is survived by a daughter, Sally Hampton of North Wilkesboro; three grandchildren, Katie Hackett, Michael Walker and Malcolm Walker; a great-granddaughter, Journee Hackett; two sisters, Elizabeth Murray and husband, Ronnie, of North Wilkesboro and Carolyn Parks and husband, Alan, of Lenoir; a brother, Harold Childress and wife, Betsy, of North Wilkesboro; and his girlfriend and caregiver, Virginia Dancy and her family of Purlear.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Wake Forest Hospice, 126 Executive Drive, Suite 110, Wilkesboro, N.C. 28697 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 9, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659.
Online condolences may be made at www.reinssturdivant.com.