William Allen “Billy” de Beaumont, 60, of Stella, died on Thursday, October 10, at Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport following a stroke.
Also known as “Wild Bill” and “Debo,” Billy will be remembered for his sense of humor, building anything he could dream up, and living on his own terms. He was happiest surrounded by friends, family, a bushel of oysters and ice cold Budweiser.
He worked for years in construction in eastern North Carolina and Virginia--barracks construction at Cherry Point, and projects with T.A. Loving including the Swansboro bridges and the Wilmington bypass. He was a former Carteret County building inspector.
On June 4, 2017, Billy married his longtime friend Robin Estes. The two are known for opening their home to family and friends no matter the circumstance.
Billy was survived by his wife, Robin; his son, Tori and his wife Jennifer of Swansboro; three stepdaughters, Kristen Foster and her husband Justin of Florida, Cassie Walkup and her husband Jon of Cape Carteret, and Megan Estes of the home; one brother, Bobby and his wife Hope of Cedar Point; two sisters, Debra Lee Wagner and her husband Jack of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Angie Matteson and her husband Bobby of Jacksonville;
five nephews including Darrell Causey of Hubert, who was as close as as a son; and one niece, eight grandchildren, sister-in-law Kim Healy and mother-in-law Jean Seavers, both of the home and his former wife, Sue Wawrzyniak of Peletier.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert de Beaumont and Peggy Doyle; one son, Justin Allen de Beaumont, and one grandson, Jacob Allen de Beaumont.
Billy’s life will be remembered Monday at 2 pm at Peletier Missionary Baptist Church at 1300 North Carolina Hwy 58. The family will receive visitors one hour prior.
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