William Berkley “Willie” Lancaster Sr.

Published 12:31 am Thursday, November 3, 2011

Mr. William Berkley “Willie” Lancaster Sr., age 80, of Cedar Drive, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at his home after declining health.

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in Greenville, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Jim Martin. Burial will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Piedmont Funeral Home in Lexington and from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. Friday at Wilkerson Funeral Home prior to the funeral service in Greenville.

Mr. Lancaster was born Dec. 16, 1930, in Craven County to Jacob Cleveland Lancaster and Orpha Hall Lewis Lancaster. He moved from Vanceboro to Lexington in 1968. He was employed with Mobile Construction for 26 years, and later retired from Rea Construction after 22 years of service. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and an avid gardener. He was married to Mildred Moore Lancaster for 30 years until her death in 1977. He was later married to Carol Midyette Lancaster for 16 years until her death in 1993. His brother, Jack Lancaster, and sister, Lou Creasman, also preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Steed Lancaster, of the home; his son, William B. Lancaster Jr. and wife Elaine of Lexington; his daughter, Faye Covington and husband Gary of Lexington; his grandson, W. Scott Lancaster and wife Becky; his great-grandchildren, Katelyn and Cullen Lancaster; his stepson, Scott Steed and wife, Tracey, and his step-grandchildren, Jonathan Steed and Toni Ayers and husband Don; and his step-great-grandchildren, Jessica, Madeline, and Gavin Ayers; his brother, Alton G. Lancaster of Washington; and his sisters, Stella Haddock of Greenville, and Ethel Campbell of Washington.

Online condolences may be made at www.piedmontfuneralhome.com.