Obituary for Billy Lee Sweeney

Billy Lee “Bill” Sweeney, 79, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.
The funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 2 PM in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Ken Cash officiating. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park.
Bill was born and raised in Salem, WV. He lived most of his adult life in Charleston, WV, where he was employed as an engineer with the WV Department of Transportation until his retirement after 38 years of service. Bill helped found the Loudendale Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as a volunteer fireman for many years and had risen to the rank of Lieutenant. In 2004, Bill moved to Grifton to be closer to his family and has been a member of Trinity Free Will Baptist Church.
Bill possessed many talents and will be remembered for his love of music and the many instruments he played. He was also a gifted artist, woodworker, draftsman and was an incredible storyteller.
Bill is survived by his
wife of 58 years, Hertha Sweeney;
daughters, Janet Justice and husband, Nathanael, of Littleton,
Joyce Hubbard of Kinston,
Jayne Cash and husband, Ken, of Washington, and
Julia Ferguson and husband, Rob, of Raleigh;
son, John Sweeney and wife, Melanie, of Wake Forest;
grandchildren, Joseph Justice and wife, Sarah,
Philip Justice and wife, Nicole,
Sarah Hardee and husband, Luke, Lee Hubbard, Lindsay Hubbard,
Rachel Goode and husband, Ed,
Rebekah Cash and fiancé, Jeremy Huff,
Trey Ferguson, Abigayle Ferguson, Mary Grace Sweeney and Holden Sweeney;
great-grandchildren, Anthony Justice and Garrett Justice;
sister, Mary June Sweeney; and
brothers, Jack, Donald, Joe, and Warren Sweeney.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 12 to 1:30 PM at Wilkerson Funeral Home.

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