Monday, May7, 2007 The Daily News, Jacksonville, NC - "Bill Quidley Sr Obituary"

The Daily News  Jacksonville, NC


May 7, 2007 - 1:20PM

Bill Quidley Sr. William Lewis “Bill” Quidley Sr., 81, of Jacksonville, died Saturday, May 5, 2007 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Jacksonville Church of God with the Rev. Tom Eagle officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. A son of the late John and Emma Midgette Quidley, he was a native of Carteret County. Bill was a veteran of World War II, having served onboard the USS Merrill with the United States Coast Guard. After serving with the Coast Guard, he continued his service to his country by becoming one of the first Jacksonville police officers. He then began work as a graphic design artist with the Civil Service aboard Camp Lejeune, which he did for over 30 years. Bill was a member of the Jacksonville Church of God, where he was a past Sunday school teacher, a board member, a greeter and an Elder. He loved giving and getting hugs, bowling, checkers, bluegrass music and playing his banjo. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Yates Quidley of the home; two sons, William Lewis Quidley Jr. of Dudley and Dan Allen Lane of Wilmington; two daughters, Virginia Quidley Griffin of Dudley and Melissa Lane Cooper of Hampstead; brother, Richard Arlen Lewis of Harkers Island; eightgrand children and two great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville. PAID OBITUARY