MOCKSVILLE — Mr. William Lee “Bill” LeQuire, 93, of Mocksville, formerly of Mount Airy, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at the VA Medical Hospice Center in Salisbury. He was born May 15, 1919, in Swain County to the late James Calvin and Palestine Wiggins LeQuire. Mr. LeQuire served in the United States Army during World War II, serving in Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland. He received numerous awards, including a Bronze Star. He was a member of Flat Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church. Mr. LeQuire is survived by his wife, Myrtle Branch LeQuire of the home; a daughter, Paulette Dorbin of Fuquay-Varina; three grandchildren, Yvonne Wilson and her husband, Jeff, of Fuquay-Varina, Michelle Thomas and her husband, Matt, of Clayton and Anthony “Tony” Sharum of Salisbury; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Ethel Burchfield of Black Mountain; two brothers, Harvey LeQuire of Bryson City and Clarence LeQuire and his wife, Ann, of Valdese; and a special sister-in-law, Hazel LeQuire of Mount Airy. In addition to his parents, Mr. LeQuire was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers. The funeral service will be held Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at noon at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Airy, with Lee Boyette and the Rev. Deward Scott officiating. Burial will follow at Skyline Memory Gardens, with full military honors conducted by the VFW Memorial Honor Guard Post 2019 of Mount Airy and Post 9436 of Pilot Mountain. The family will receive friends Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, NC61, c/o Bernie Epperson, 767 W. Lebanon St., Mount Airy, NC 27030. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
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