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William Bost, Jr.

William  "Bill" Clyde Bost, Jr. Newton Obituary


William Clyde Bost, Jr. age 81 of Connelly Springs died February 25, 2024 at his home.

Born in Portsmouth, VA, on January 4th, 1943, the first son of Clyde and Effie Bost, Bill, led the simplest of childhoods, spending most of his time with his partner in crime, his brother, David, picking berries for Mom’s homemade pies and preserves, fishing and doing odd jobs for all of the neighbors in need. Bill and David were a team! We know today they are putting their heads together one more time for their ultimate project ahead.

A theologian in every sense of the word, Bill made the decision to serve as a minister in the 11th grade of high school. He set his plan in motion, and after graduating high school, moved from his VA home, all the way to Ambassador College in Pasadena, CA, by way of a Greyhound bus.

Life, as it always does, brought many challenges and eventually brought Bill to a road of peace and satisfaction and to the “love of his life”, Audrey, a match made by his mother!

Bill enjoyed singing, good food, things that make life work with limited sight, his family and friends, and sharing stories of his life experiences. Whether he was running a marathon, playing a game of tennis, golf, or soccer, supporting his beloved Seattle Seahawks, or his grandchildren in their many activities, his energy and generosity were contagious. Busy loving Audrey, bringing her flowers and cards, or planning their next trip away, usually to his beloved church events, and ministering to others, his mind was non-stop on organizing what was next.

Having read the Bible many, many times, from front to back, when Bill lost his eyesight he was able to recite and recall most scriptures by memory and delighted in teaching anyone who wanted to learn. His mind was a library of knowledge even up to his very last hours. His convictions, his faith never wavered. His last thoughts, “We all have to die sometime. I am ready for eternal life!”

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Effie Bost, by his brother, David L. Bost (Nancy), his sister, Karen K. Jessup, his wife, Dianne L. Bost, and a son, Ted D. Bost.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Audrey, Foster Bost, three sisters: E. Frances Plunkett (Rick) of Peachtree City, GA, Helen Rainelle of Sanford, FL, and Janet Byers (Jeff) of Statesville, NC. and two brothers: Stephen A. Bost (Dee) of Williamsburg, VA, and Jeffrey L. Bost of Statesville, NC.

He is also survived by children: Aaron N. Miller (Heidi), Lisa M. Boyles (Alan), David M. Miller (Cindy), Phil E. Miller (Cheryl), Lisa A. Lake, Perry A. Miller (Kim), and Chris Miller, and many nieces, nephews, and extended family. Grandchildren include: Ethan Boyles, Taylor Bost-Fish, Nicole Grant (Chad), Zachery Boyles, Sarah Towe (George), Jacob Miller, Luke Miller, Logan Boyles, Paul Miller, Donovan Taylor, Autumn Boyles, Wilbert Miller, Abby Miller, Julio Miller, Caleb Miller, Hendrix Boyles, Kaylee Miller, Zoe Miller.

Let’s rejoice in knowing that Bill’s eyes are now wide open and he can see!

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM, Sunday, March 3, 2024 at Burke Mortuary, 2516 North Main Avenue, Newton, NC 28658 with Pastor Freddie Carroll officiating.

A reception will follow at New Bethany Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 106 Eufola Road, Statesville, NC 28677.

In honor of Bill’s extreme love of sharing flowers and plants with others, family requests that you feel free to overwhelm him with God’s beauty.

Burke Mortuary ^ Crematory of Newton is serving the Bost Family.

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