George Royal "Bill" Bethune III
December 15, 1947 - January 16, 2021
George Royal "Bill" Bethune III, 73, of Mooresville, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.
He was born in Cartersville, Ga., Dec. 15, 1947, son of the late George Royal Bethune Jr. and Ruth Gaines Bethune.
Bill was a graduate of Decatur High school and Florence State University. He began his career in the cable industry and became General Manager of Prestige Cable. After retirement, Bill began construction contracting as GRB Builders. Whether Bill was building a house or working on a small project, he just loved helping people. He never met a stranger and became a true friend to many. To know Bill was to love him. He would do anything for anybody, and he will be truly missed by so many. Bill enjoyed many different activities such as sailing, woodwork, flying, the ocean, antique shops, football, baseball, and NASCAR. He spent many years traveling to the Florida Keys, and loved spending time with friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his brother-in-law, Gene Holcomb.
He is survived by his wife, Tina King Bethune; daughter, Shelby (Tommie) Locklear; and grandson, Dallas Locklear of Maxton. He is also survived by sisters, Ann Holcomb of Georgia and Beth (Wally) Sanders of Alabama; nieces and nephews, Libba (Phil) Griffin of Florida, Dr. Bill Holcomb of Georgia, Julie (Ian) Hayley of Georgia, Hal (Pam) Sanders of Alabama, and Kirk (Christy) Sanders of Alabama; mother-in-law, Jo-Ann (Rod) Honeycutt of Salisbury; brother-in-law, Mike King of Mooresville; cousins, great-nieces, great-nephews, their families, as well as many special friends.
The family will receive friends Thursday, Jan. 21, from 3 to 4 p.m., with a service following at 4 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. John Miles officiating.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresvillewww.cavin-cook.com
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Published by Mooresville Tribune on Jan. 20, 2021.