William Bishop Prince

Aug 20, 2014

TABOR CITY — William Bishop “Bill” Prince Sr., 61, of Tabor City, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, following a sudden illness. He was born Dec. 22, 1952 to the late Arthur and Esther Prince, of Tabor City.

Bill is survived by his wife of 40 years, Miriam Garrell Prince; sons, Billy Prince and wife, Stacy, of Little River, South Carolina, Tanner Prince and wife, Courtney, of Supply; four grandchildren, Jesse, Zach, Nicholas, Christopher and Emma; and one brother, Hank Prince, of Tabor City.

He is predeceased by his beloved daughter, Farrah Faith Prince.

Bill was the Sunset Beach old swing bridge operator for 17 years. He loved rebuilding motorcycles, especially old Harley Davidson’s, and was featured in V-Twin magazine. He also enjoyed rebuilding and racing vintage racecars with his brother, children, grandchildren and friends. Bill also loved the North Carolina mountains where he and Miriam happily raised their family for many years.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, in the Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel of Tabor City and burial to follow in the Myrtle Green Cemetery in Tabor City.

A guest register is available at www.inmanfuneralhome.com.

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