NEW BERN - William Ashley "Willie" McKeithen, 63, of 160 Hyman Road, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.
He was a 1967 graduate of J. T. Barber Class and U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. He attended Craven Community College and was an auto body repair instructor at Craven Community College for 20 years.
His funeral will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at Oscar's Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Marcus Miller, officiating. The burial will follow at the McKeithen Family Cemetery with military honors.
He is survived by his son, Tarrance McKeithen of New Bern; daughter, Ashley Farmer of Vanceboro; five brothers, James McKeithen, Bobby McKeithen, Lester McKeithen, Walter McKeithen and Michael McKeithen, all of New Bern; three sisters, Ida Petty Williams and Gloria Cherry, both of New Bern, Dollie Washington of Dover, Del.; and six grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing hours are noon to 6 p.m. Friday, at Oscar's Mortuary.
Online condolences are accepted at oscarsmortuary.com.
Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.