WHITEVILLE — Mr. John Davis “Bill” Ghent Jr., 73, died Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCare Center. He was born May 26, 1941 in Lancaster, S.C., the son of the late John Davis Ghent Sr. and Juanita Ghent. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Ray Von Ghent.
He was formerly the manager, broadcaster and salesman with WENC, WTXY and WTAB radio stations. He was a charter member and organizer of Christ The King Lutheran Church.
He served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve.
He was a charter member of the Whiteville Rescue Squad and a former member of the Whiteville Jaycees. He was currently a member of the N.C. Sons Of Confederate Veterans, Camp 794.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 10 at Peacock Funeral Home. A memorial service will be conducted at 11a.m. Friday, July 11 at Grace Episcopal Church including the Lutherans Of Christ The King. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Dr. Anne M. Natoli.
He is survived by his wife, Connie Langley Ghent; a daughter, Wendi Ghent Rhodes and husband, Michael of Hallsboro; two grandchildren, Andrew Thomas Rhodes and Emma Grace Rhodes; a brother, Rev. Randy Ghent and wife, Janice of Loris, SC; nephew, Randall Ghent and wife, Ginnie and their daughters, Heather, Natalie and Ashley of Loris, SC; niece, Mary Ellen Pienkos and husband, Dr. John Pienkos of Little River, SC and their daughter, Savannah.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center, 207 Warrior Trail, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
Online condolences may be made at www.peacockfuneralhome.net.