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William Parker "Bill" Wrenn, III

May 1, 1942 ~ January 17, 2021 (age 78)

Obituary

William Parker (Bill) Wrenn, III - age 78 of Fuquay-Varina, surrounded by his three children, went to be with his Lord and his Judy, after a brief illness. He was a loving husband, father, and Papa. Born to William Parker (Billy) & Wilmoth Wrenn on May 1, 1942. He married the love of his life, Judith Currin Wrenn, on June 22, 1963. They were married 57 years until her death on February 29, 2020. 

A true businessman his entire career, he was offered many promotional opportunities, some of which he turned down so that he did not have to relocate his family. As he progressed in his career and traveled for work, he decided to begin his own business which kept him closer to home. In 1996 he created Continental Sales & Service, Inc., where he helped build, guide, and direct the business until he retired in 2008.

As a native of Fuquay-Varina, giving back to the community was important to him. He was a volunteer fireman and helped start the Fuquay-Varina rescue squad. Daddy had true compassion for those in need.  Along with his wife, a disaster relief organization was formed that helped people in need after hurricanes, fires, and supported Christian groups with its assets and volunteer base. The 72 Foundation was near and dear to his heart as it allowed him to use his financial success to meet others basic needs and share his faith in the Lord.  In 2006 he was presented the “Distinguished Service Award” from the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce.  He was a lifelong member of the Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church and served as a deacon many times.

We, his family, never doubted his love for us. He was always willing to help with whatever activities we were involved in, from riding with Elizabeth when she drove her school bus in the snow for the first time and bringing snacks to the students; to helping with hayrides for Amy as student body president; to being a trainer for Chris’ football team. We always had his support even into our adult years.

He had a lifelong love of the beach and fishing. As our family grew, he always made a way for us to have time at the beach together every summer. In later years, he built a home on the coast where many wonderful memories were made and will be cherished.  

In his retirement, he and Judy enjoyed traveling together throughout the United States, especially Alaska. They often traveled with Judy’s brother Larry and his wife Peggy or their friends Howard and Pat Sexton.

He leaves a wonderful legacy of love and family that will be cherished. 

He is survived by daughters, Elizabeth Wrenn Suttenfield, Amy Wrenn Gregory and husband Dwayne, and son Christopher and his wife Allison. Grandchildren Kelsey Suttenfield Lawhorn (Sam), Olivia Gregory Keel (David), Jacob Gregory (Abigail), Caleb Suttenfield, Sylvia Wrenn Gordon (David), Parker Wrenn, and Isaac Wrenn. Great-grandchildren Avery Keel, Daniel Keel and Emmett Lawhorn. He is additionally survived by sisters Millie Wrenn Mangum, Marsha Wrenn Snyder (Kent), and several nieces, nephews, and their children. 

Preceded in death by his parents William Parker (Billy) & Wilmoth Wrenn; brother in love, Robert Larry Currin and his wife Peggy; and brother-in-love, Ron Mangum. 

There will be a small graveside service of family and friends at 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 20th at Wake Chapel Church Cemetery in Fuquay-Varina, NC with Rev. Ben Pearce officiating. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association in his name. 

Each family will be in their homes for anyone who wants to pay their respects. 

In accordance with current North Carolina COVID-19 guidelines, the funeral home requests that everyone in attendance practice social distancing and wear a face covering. 

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Services

Graveside Service
Wednesday
January 20, 2021

11:00 AM

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