William Clyde Bebber, 96, of Statesville, N.C., passed away September 1, 2022. He was born in Alexander County, N.C., and was the son of the late William Jennings Bebber and Plezzie Deal Bebber. On January 28, 1950, he married Geneva Stafford Bebber, who passed in December of 2020.

Mr. Bebber was a graduate of Taylorsville High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Atlantic and Pacific theatres – SS Joseph Lee (Liberty), SS Cranston Victory, carrier Bennington. He retired from Southern Bell Telephone Company after 36 years of service. He was a member of AT&T Pioneers of America, the VFW, Statesville Elks Lodge, the local Armed Guard Group, and a former member of the Iredell Fish & Game Club. He loved fishing and hunting, and taught his sons, grandchildren, and many friends to fly fish. An active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, he served on many committees and was a member of the Luther Sunday School Class.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters Cleia Freeman and Lucille Blakewood, and brothers Ray Bebber and Dr. James Bebber.

Mr. Bebber is survived by two sons, Bruce Bebber (Lynne) of Catawba, N.C., and Tony Bebber (Leigh) of Little Mountain, S.C.; grandsons Matthew Bebber (Glenda) of Monroe, N.C., Jason Bebber (Megan) of Chapin, S.C., and Mark Bebber (Laura) of Rock Hill, S.C.; and granddaughters, Laura Bebber Ostwalt (Chris) of Troutman, N.C., and Sarah Bebber Vincent (Jeff) of Sherrills Ford, N.C. Great-grandchildren are Sheltyn, Reese, and Olivia Ostwalt, Greyson Bebber, Tessa, Cole, and Owen Vincent, and Allison and Charlie Bebber, and Veah, Mya, and Leon Bebber. One sister, Mrs. Linda Cesena of Charlotte, N.C., also survives.

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Clyde Bebber will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 3, 2022, at Iredell Memorial Gardens with Pastor Deiter Punt officiating.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 740 N. Center Street, Statesville, NC 28677, Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625, or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 41912, Raleigh, NC 27629-1912.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com.

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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