William Dale “Billy” Waters, age 84, of Scotland Neck, passed away on July 2, 2020 at his home.
Billy was born on February 23, 1936 to Charles and Leona Waters in Halifax County, NC. He served as an Air Policeman in the United States Air Force while stationed in England. Billy owned and operated Stillwaters, Inc, a hog farming operation, until his retirement. He married Jean Dickey Waters on September 6, 1983 and they enjoyed 36 years of marriage. Billy was a devoted member of the Scotland Neck United Methodist Church, best known to the children as “The Candy Man”. He loved playing golf as long as his health allowed. Billy had an upbeat spirit that he always shared with others. He loved Psalm 103 that begins “Praise the, Lord, O my soul;” and that is exactly the way Billy lived his life.
Billy is preceded in death by his parents and all of his siblings. He is survived by his wife, Jean, of the home; two sons, William Waters of West Palm Beach, FL and Dean Waters of Atlanta, GA; many nieces and nephews; and a very dear caregiver, Vetta Rowe Thomas, their angel.
**Please note change in service** A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held Monday, July 6, 2020, at 3:00 pm at the Baptist Cemetery in Scotland Neck with Rev. Dusty Sprouse officiating. Per the family’s request, face coverings will be required.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Scotland Neck United Methodist Church, PO Box 401, Scotland Neck, NC 27874 or online by clicking here, or to the Salvation Army, 355 Alexander Avenue, Henderson, NC 27536 or online by clicking here.
Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Waters family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting letchworthsykesfs.com.
So sorry to hear that Mr. Billy has died. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. My mom was Ruth Lovegrove (Joe) and I was raised in Scotland Neck.
Jean I am sorry to read about this online. This morning I was urged to search and see if I could find anything. It is a great loss to have never met Billy. Yet I gain peace and feel proud of such a heritage as from what what I read his is an upstanding man one to be proud of. If ever you need an ear; you know where to reach me. All my love. Patti Follmer
I am very sorry to hear about Mr. Billy’s passing but maybe he is not suffering here anymore and is with the Lord i pray. Guess he’ll still be keeping an eye on the tobacco crop though as he always enjoyed doing (lol) and he will be watching the
Christmas lights with you still and enjoying them; hold on to the good times and memories you shared. I know God will give you the strength you need; just seek Him. God Bless
Sue and Bruce Davis
Alex and I were so sorry to hear of Billy’s passing. We valued his friendship and know you are heartbroken. Please accept our condolences and prayers for you and his family.
Jean, we’re so very sorry to hear about your loss. May God continue to comfort you and give you peace in the days ahead.
Mahlon and Donna Hux
Jean, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace.
Jean, I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you.
Jean, We are so sorry fir your loss. Billy was such a good hearted person and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
I am sorry to hear about the loss of Billy. I liked him so much. He was always so kind. Prayers for the family.
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Billy. He was a kind person.