Mr. William Oxendine, of Wagram, North Carolina, was born on Wednesday, January 31, 1951 in Pembroke, North Carolina and entered into his heavenly home on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at his residence completing his journey of 70 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Redell and Sarah “Cricket” Jacobs Oxendine, three brothers: Dallas Ray Jacobs, Arvin Oxendine, and Ronnie Oxendine, one sister in-law: Ester Oxendine; two brother in-laws, Ronnie Hunt and Brandon Brooks; one daughter in-law, Kyra Lowry; and one great-nephew, Oliver Bell.
Mr. Oxendine leaves to cherish his memories: his wife of 36 years, Sherry Oxendine of the home, one son, William “AJ” Oxendine of Wagram, North Carolina, four daughters, Tiffinie Corona of Wagram, North Carolina, Sabrina Coronado (Micheal) of Matthews, North Carolina, JoAnn Harris (Ryan) of Wagram, North Carolina, and Ina “Mae” Oxendine of Wagram, North Carolina; A proud grandfather of six grandchildren, Cameron Harrington, Ca’Lanyi Ferguson, DuRayce “DJ” Ferguson, Rylee Oxendine, Eliana Coronado, and Jinger Harris. Two brothers, Henry Oxendine (Lucille) of Rowland, North Carolina and Autry Dean Oxendine of Pembroke, North Carolina; one sister, Linda Hunt of Fayetteville, North Carolina; two beloved nieces, Lee Donna Carter of Rowland, North Carolina and Dana Whitfield of Wagram, North Carolina; one beloved nephew, Charles Ray Lowery of Newport News, Virginia, and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Mr. Oxendine was a beloved son, brother, uncle ,friend, husband, dad and granddad. He completed his educational journey at Pembroke High School in his local home town. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the Army with the 7th Battalion, 8th Artillery Unit, and the 82nd Airborne Infantry. Mr. Oxendine received training and certifications in telecommunications, airborne infantry, and rifle marksmanship. He served one tour to Vietnam and two tours to Germany, where he received a Purple Heart and several commendation medals for sustained acts of heroism and merits of achievement. After his time in the Armed Services, he became an entrepreneur, establishing his own business, C&O’s Roofing and Remodeling. He became a lifetime member of the Veteran’s of Foregin War, the North Carolina Wildlife Commission, and the National Rifle Association. He served with the Wagram Volunteer Fire Department and was a founding member of Pathway Church in Red Springs, North Carolina where he served many roles. He helped direct the path of many and was very active with youth and elders throughout his community. He was known as “the cook” for all events, specializing in greens of all kinds! Through it all, he enjoyed his career, hunting, and fishing, but more than anything he loved his family. Mr. Oxendine was an esteemed member of his community and served as an mentor to many young men and women whom he helped beyond teaching a skilled trade. He will forever be remembered to many as “Uncle Will” and to all as a cherished friend.
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