William Siler, Jr. was the oldest of fourteen children born to the late Evelyn and William "Billy" Siler of Siler City, NC. He was born on January 2, 1940 and transcended to his heavenly home on January 11, 2022.
William was educated in the Chatham County School System. William lived and worked in Peekskill, NY for years, before moving back to Siler City. He owned his own Lawn Care business until his health declined.
He married the late Alice Faye Foxx and to his union 4 children were born, Portia Moffitt (Chris) of Randleman, NC, Melissa Abdullah (Melvin, deceased) of Kernersville, NC, Tonya Siler of Greensboro, NC, and Kevin Siler of Siler City, NC; and David Alston (Sharon) of West End, NC. He also leaves 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren.
He leaves to mourn 4 brothers, Jerry Siler (Natalie) of Rochester, NY, Sherman "Mink" Siler of Siler City, NC, Randy Siler (Tracy) of Hampton, VA, Kenneth "Kent" Siler (Jen) of the Philippines. Additionally, he leaves 5 sisters, Patricia Newkirk (Charles) of Ramseur, NC, Shirley Spencer (Robert, deceased) of Greensboro, NC, Linda Price (Jimmy) of Franklinville, NC, Emma Cheek (Waddell, deceased) of Siler City, NC, Loretta Dale Council (James) of Durham, NC. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Evelyn Price Siler; one son, William Whitaker; three sisters, Judy Siler, Evette Reives (Gary), Angel Siler Outten; and brother, Jimmy Siler.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 1:00-2:00 PM, followed by the funeral service at 2:00 PM, at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel, 230 N. Second Ave, Siler City, NC 27344 with Rev. Helen Glover and Rev. Victor Womack officiating. Burial will be held at Gees Grove AME Zion Church Cemetery at a later date.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Siler family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com