Mr. William Joseph DeGrace II, 33, passed away July 5, 2013 in Garner, NC.
He was born on December 23, 1979 in Tampa, FL, lived in Garner for 7 years, and was an Operations Manager at Baker Roofing Company/Renewable Energy Division of Raleigh, NC for 5 years. William obtained his NABCEP Solar PV Installer Certification along with several recognitions including the National Roofing Contractors Association MVP Award in 2011.
Survivors include his wife of 4 years, Katie DeGrace of Garner; parents, Michelle and Mike van Dongen of Weilerbach, Germany; father, William DeGrace of Sidney, NY; grandmothers, Mary I. Kibler of Tampa, FL and Naomi Jean Smith of Olympia, WA; mother and father in-law: Karen and Tony Chiotakis of Morrisville, NC; and mother & father-in-law, Kathy and Barry Gregory of Angier, NC.
Survivors also include his aunts and uncles, Diann and Greg DeBaggis of Parker, CO; Mark Kibler of Tampa, FL; Clifford and Patricia DeGrace of Sidney, NY; Cousin, Stephen French of Cary, NC; Niece and Nephew Shalest and Michael Parrish of Sebastian, FL; Brother in-laws Nicholas Chiotakis of Cary, NC and Brent Parrish of Sebastian, FL, along with beloved extended aunts, uncles, and cousins, including the Brooks, Bulloch, Chiotakis, Mumford, Leo, and Sears families of AZ, NC, TN, and WA.
He was preceded in death by his sister Jessica Lynn Parrish & both of his grandfathers, Conrad W. Kibler and Clifford DeGrace and grandmother, Velma DeGrace.
SERVICES: A Memorial Service will be held on July 12, 2013 at 11:00am, at Harris Lake County Park, Longleaf Shelter; 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill, NC 27562.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Wounded Warriors Project at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org. Click the “Make a Gift In Honor or Memory of” link, and submit your donation on behalf of William Joseph DeGrace II.
Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner, NC.
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