His service will be at a later date, with final entombment in Arlington National Cemetery.
Born April 24, 1933, in Greensboro, N.C., "Wild Bill" ran off to join the Marines at 17. The years of shooting squirrels and rabbits paid off in his military career as the Marines took advantage of his keen eye and marksmanship and trained him for sniper and ordinance duties. A decorated veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, Capt. Lisenby quickly rose in rank and responsibility. A member of the world-renowned Marine Corps Rifle team, Captain Lisenby kept shooting well into his 70s competing and excelling in 1000-yard long-distance shooting events. Earning his doctor of chiropractic degree in 1976, he was a practicing chiropractor until his recent retirement. A master gunsmith, "Doc" was an avid hunter, fisherman and member of the Southern Riders Motorcycle Club
He is survived by his wife, the former Cindy Taylor of the home; his daughter, Valerie Lisenby Potter of Newport; and his grandchildren, William Robert Potter and Rachel Anne Potter of Newport.