William F. Harrington, of Raleigh went to be with his heavenly father on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Billy was born in Greenville on August 26, 1927, to the late Eva and Robert Harrington. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Buddy and Bob, both of Greenville.
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Billy served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with an undergraduate and master's degree in education. Billy taught and coached at Daniels Jr. High and Sanderson High School, in Raleigh for over 30 years. He enjoyed playing golf, bridge and sports of all kinds. Most of all he loved his family, friends, church activities and the UNC Tar Heels.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years Dot Harrington; daughters, Anne Karangelen and husband, Pete, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Carol King and husband, Ed, of Greenville;, son, Bill Harrington Jr. and wife, Louisa, of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Will, Tanner, Preston, Anna and Lillie of Dallas, Texas.
A memorial service will be held at Hayes Barton Baptist Church on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at 2 p.m. A visitation with the family will follow the service. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to Hayes Barton Baptist Church, 1800 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh NC, 27608.
Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary's St. Raleigh. Condolences may be made through www.brownwynne.com.
Published in The Daily Reflector on Jan. 15, 2013