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Bethany United Methodist Church
Saturday February 26th, 2022

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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Friday February 25th, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery
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James William "Billy" Moricle, Jr.

James William “Billy” Moricle, Jr., 88, of the Bethany community, went home to be with Jesus and his beloved Dot Lea on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Bethany United Methodist Church with Rev. Sharon Lee officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Masonic graveside rites. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 25th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Wilkerson Funeral Home and other times at the residence. 

Billy was born in Rockingham County to the late James William Moricle, Sr. and Maggie Florence Wood Moricle.  Billy worked hard his entire life, he had 24 years of service with Western Electric before moving on to Schlitz-Stroh’s container division for 15 years. He retired from his public service with Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center where he was the maintenance director for 6 years. Throughout this time, he also raised tobacco and cattle on the family farm.  He was a faithful member of Bethany United Methodist Church where he served in many capacities throughout his lifetime.  He was a member of the Stokesdale Masonic Lodge #428 A.F and A.M. for over 60 years. 

He was a son, brother, husband, daddy, papa, great papa, friend, and child of God. During his many years of hard work, he never met a stranger and always made time for his family and many friends.  When not with his family and friends you could find him watching his Carolina Tar Heels or Fox News.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his  beloved wife of 63 years, Dot Lea Moricle and infant son James Blair Moricle.

He is survived by his children, Cheryl Moricle Cain, Setenna Moricle Tanksley (Bob), and Blaine Moricle (Lisa); grandchildren, Tenna Wyatt (Jeff Wilson), Blair Moricle, Drew Cain (Hali) and Jackson Moricle; great grandson, Walker Cain; brothers, Wesley Moricle (Sue) and Wallace Moricle; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Brookdale of Reidsville and Hospice of Rockingham County for the excellent care given to Billy in his final days.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, 316 Witty Road, Summerfield, NC 27358. 


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The Doyle Family Mar 3 2022 4:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Moricle, Jr.

Rhonda Cozart Mar 3 2022 4:20 PM

To the Moricle Family so sorry to hear of the passing of your father Billy, I got to know both of your parents well while working at penn center in the kitchen. They were great people you have my deepest heartfelt sympathy, love Dru

Druscilla Hairston Mar 1 2022 7:17 PM

So sorry for your loss.

Jan Tickle Feb 27 2022 5:00 PM

Praying our Heavenly Father will embrace each of you in His arms and provide strength and comfort to you all during this difficult time.
With Heartfelt Sympathy

Vicki James & Helen Burge Feb 25 2022 9:35 PM

I worked with Billy and Dot Lea at the 4-H and It was a pleasure working with Billy as he was a good man and friend to work for. I'm so thankful God crossed our paths in this life. I know he's with his lord and his wonderful wife now.

Mark Wood Feb 24 2022 5:23 PM

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