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William Franklin Reins

July 9, 1932 May 11, 2019
William Franklin Reins
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Obituary for William Franklin Reins

Mr. William Franklin Reins died peacefully at home, Saturday, May 11, 2019. Bill, as he was fondly known was born July 9, 1932 in North Wilkesboro, to Colonel Ralph Reins and Masie Vannoy Reins. He is preceded in death by his brother; Richard Ralph Reins. Bill attended Wilkes County Schools and after graduation served in the Air Force for four years. Once back home, he entered and graduated from Clevenger College of Business Administration. Upon graduation, he went to work for Lowe’s Home Improvement Company, where he remained until retirement, after 30+ years of hard work and devotion. At Lowe’s Bill held the position of Director of Accounting and Assistant Treasurer.

It was during high school, that Bill met the love of his life George Lou Sprinkle. They married in 1953 and were married for 59 years upon George Lou’s death. In April of 1954, Bill and George Lou welcomed their first child, daughter, Vickie and in April of 1961 they welcomed their second child, son, Billy.

Bill was an avid golfer and fisherman. Along with George Lou, he was also an enthusiastic traveler. Bill could always find a place to tee a golf ball and throw a fishing line. His home at Myrtle Beach was one of his favorite places for the fishing and the wonderful neighbors that became great friends. He was a founding member of the Mountain View Ruritan Club. Bill was instrumental in establishing the Mountain View Medical Center. He was also a charter member of the Oakwoods Country Club.

Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Those left to cherish his memory are; daughter Vickie Murphy and husband Jim, son Billy and wife Martha, grandson Drew and wife Ceirra, grandson Dan, granddaughter Jessica, great grandchildren Tinley and Tripp and sister-in-law Ann Kilby Dorsett.

A Graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Mountlawn Memorial Park with Rev. Chuck Call officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mountain View Ruritan Club, 5405 Mountain View Road, Hays, NC 28635.

After the graveside service, Bill’s friends are invited back to the home of Vickie and Jim Murphy at 274 Sunset Drive, North Wilkesboro for cocktails and a celebration of Bill’s life.

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2:00 PM 5/16/2019 2:00:00 PM
Mountlawn Memorial Park

Hwy 18 North
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Mountlawn Memorial Park
Hwy 18 North North Wilkesboro 28659 NC
United States

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Mountlawn Memorial Park Final Resting Place

Hwy 18 North
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Hwy 18 North North Wilkesboro 28659 NC
United States

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Mountain View Ruritan Club

5405 Mountain View Road
Hays, NC 28635

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