William Preston Deane, age 70

Lost to gun violence on October 14, 2018 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

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    1 Bill
    1 Ikie
  • Number of children:
    1 1
    1 3 Grandchildren
  • Personality:
    1 strong, serious, happy
    1 kind
    2 Giving
    1 proud
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    2 Vietnam Veteran
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    2 We would give anything to just have him back!
    1 Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there. I do not sleep.
    1 I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow.
    1 I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain.
    1 When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush
    1 Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    1 I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    1 Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die.

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