Walter Clellon Debnam, 85 of Roxboro died Thursday, June 11, 2015. He was born in Nash County, NC and was the son of the late Walter Macon and Ruby Batchelor Debnam. Mr. Debnam was also preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Debnam Jones and Connie Debnam Brown; and one brother, Glenn Debnam.
He worked with CP&L and Progress Energy for 37 years and with Cogentrix for 7 years. He was in the Air Force and served during the Korean War, was a member of the Pioneer Club with CP&L and a member of Roxboro Baptist Church.
Surviving is his wife of 62 years, Ida Jeanette Hester Debnam, of the home; four children, Cindy Lunsford and husband Everette, of Wilmington, Vickie Thomas and husband Kim, of Cary, Kenneth Debnam and wife Gloria, of Siler City, and Ricky Debnam, of Roxboro; one brother, Bruce Debnam and wife Alma, of Zebulon; two sisters, Eva Debnam Hocutt, of Zebulon and Faye Debnam Horton and husband Bobby, of Fuquay Varina; six grandchildren, Matthew Lunsford, Christopher Lunsford, Amber Debnam Bond and husband Shane, Andrew Debnam, Caroline Thomas, and Grace Debnam; and one great-granddaughter, Lila Cate Bond.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Roxboro Baptist Church by Rev. Ken Durham. Entombent will follow at Burchwood Cemetery with Military Rites. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, 1:00-2:00 PM.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Jones, Michael Debnam, Russell Gupton, Hal Debnam, Daryl Brown, and Wayne Floyd.
Memorials may be made to Roxboro Baptist Church, P.O. Box 348, Roxboro, NC 27573.
Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com