Let the memory of “Bill” be with us forever
  • 80 years old
  • Born on April 29, 1934 .
  • Passed away on November 17, 2014 .

William “Bill” Starnes, 80, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014 at his home.

A native of Granville County he was the son of the late Charlie and Rosa Starnes. He pastored for many years and had a radio spot on Sunday Mornings where he preached and touched many people’s lives. He was owner and operator of Bill’s Asphalt Maintenance for over thirty years.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Riverside Baptist Church in Durham by Rev. Jim Jones and Rev. Aubrey Florence. Burial will be in Meadowview Memorial Park in Oxford.

Surviving are his wife of twenty years, Donna Boyd Starnes of the home, three daughters; Vickie McFarland (Ernest), Shelia Grissom and Regina Kingsley all of Henderson, two step-children; Michael West of Henderson and Aimee Boyce (Sherwyn) of New York, twelve grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a sister, Beatrice Hayes of Oxford. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Grace Starnes, a brother, Tommy Starnes and a grandson, Jeffery Crawford.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:30 P.M. at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and at other times the home.

Flowers are accepted or memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Posted by Amber Gresham on 24th November 2014
i remember brother bill fondly. i grew up around him and he was a good friend to my grandfather mike sevier. i will continue to pray for the family and i know we will see him again oneday.
Posted by Irene Cannon on 20th November 2014
Cody, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that God will give you his Peace and Comfort in the days ahead.
Posted by Keith Fowler on 19th November 2014
Donna, We are so sorry for your and your family's loss. We will continue to pray for you and your family. We are honored to have known Bill and cherish the times we were with y'all. Please call if there is anything Patti or I can do. Keith and Patti Fowler
Posted by Judy Satterwhite on 19th November 2014
Donna, so sorry for your & your family's loss. May God keep watch over you & your family through this trying time. Your cousin, Judy Dickerson Satterwhite
Posted by Terry Lunsford on 18th November 2014
Shelia, I'm so sorry about your father passing. Please call on me if you need anything,

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