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William "Bill" M. Degner

William "Bill" M. Degner
  • August 11, 1941 - April 29, 2021
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“Dear Jennifer, Debra and Elizabeth, I was your moms dearest friend in Asheboro. I heard about your dad from a friend whose husband also went to PC....Read More »
1 of 33 | Posted by: Carolyn McEachern

“Billy and I were fraternity brothers at PC in the sixties. I have many happy memories of our times together, but in particular I remember summer...Read More »
2 of 33 | Posted by: Walt Todd - Columbia, SC - Friend

“I will never forget Bill's big smile and warm personality. A great man who will be missed by so many. ”
3 of 33 | Posted by: Alma Jacobs - Fort Mill, SC

“Lisa We will forever remember Bill and pray for you and your family. So enjoyed spending time with you and Bill going to oyster roasts and block...Read More »
4 of 33 | Posted by: David & Carol Williams

“I was saddened to hear the news of Bill's passing. I greatly enjoyed our years working together at MGIC. We worked hard and played hard and Bill was...Read More »
5 of 33 | Posted by: Terry McCraw

“Dear Lisa, Your loss will be felt by many hearts. With deepest sympathy. ”
6 of 33 | Posted by: John & Joanne Bluford

“Have great memories with Bill playing Golf and going to Football games in Columbia. Knew him with AMI in the 70's and Later with MGIC. Great sense...Read More »
7 of 33 | Posted by: Sean P Duncan

“LisaWe never met but I have known Bill for probably close to 40 years in the mortgage business. One of my favorite people ever! Always looked forward...Read More »
8 of 33 | Posted by: Tim Strom - Easley, SC - Friend

“I worked with Bill at Triad Guaranty. What a true classy southern gentleman he was. He was a wonderful colleague and friend. We shared lots of good...Read More »
9 of 33 | Posted by: Lisa Rogers - Pinehurst, NC

“Lisa, I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Betsy Mundy ”
10 of 33 | Posted by: Betsy Mundy

“Lisa, I was saddened to hear this news. You and your family are in my thoughts and I will pray for Bill and for you. With deepest sympathy, Mike...Read More »
11 of 33 | Posted by: Michael Rollins

“Dear Lisa and family please know you are in our prayers. With heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Jim and Ann Cavanaugh ”
12 of 33 | Posted by: james cavanaugh

“Dear Lisa and Family, We are so deeply sorry for your lose and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. The DeGolyer´s ”
13 of 33 | Posted by: Don & Carolyn DeGolyer

“Dearest Lisa, Our hearts go out to you. May he Rest In Peace in the arms of the Lord. ”
14 of 33 | Posted by: Cheryl & Dave Morley

“Lisa, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know we are sending prayers your way for strength and courage to get through this difficult time. ”
15 of 33 | Posted by: Lora and Barry Boniface

“I have lost one of my favorite friends, Bill Degner! Bill and I shared so many good times together! I always enjoyed seeing him walk in the door of...Read More »
16 of 33 | Posted by: Ed Norris

“Great friend and a great guy. Loved by all that knew him. Always said something positive about everyone. I will always cherish his friendship and...Read More »
17 of 33 | Posted by: Wade Hamby

“Lisa, It was a privilege to work with you and Bill these last few months. Bill´s kind spirit and sense of humor, even in difficult circumstances,...Read More »
18 of 33 | Posted by: Sheena Janse

“Robert knew Billy from their work at the Masters Tournament. They spent 20 years doing a job they both loved. They became good friends as did both...Read More »
19 of 33 | Posted by: Robert and Lisa Bazemore - FL

“I remember Bill from the Downtown Sertoma Club many years ago.Good guy! ”
20 of 33 | Posted by: Tom Holden - Friend

“Bill was a long time friend and member of my South Carolina National Guard, Battery B, Spartanburg. Bill was a good soldier and friend. We were in...Read More »
21 of 33 | Posted by: Sterling Anderson - Friend

“Bill was a great comrade and help to me when I needed to meet mortgage professionals when I started out in correspondent sales in 2005. Such a...Read More »
22 of 33 | Posted by: Steven Morse - Charleston

“Jenny , DeeDee, and Beth , so sorry to hear about Billy D. Your Dad was one of my favorite people that I have ever met . Even though I haven't seen...Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Jamie Rowland - Spartanburg, SC

“Bill and I were roommates at Presbyterian College. We shared a world of experiences as college students as our friendship grew and we matured. He...Read More »
24 of 33 | Posted by: Keith Richardson

“Although its been several years since we have been close, the memories of you have stayed strong. We enjoyed some great times together my wonderful...Read More »
25 of 33 | Posted by: Jim McCullough - Spartanburg,, SC

“Lisa, you are in my thoughts & prayers. I always loved seeing you and Bill in the pharmacy on Seabrook. He always made my day by his humor ”
26 of 33 | Posted by: Betsy Walker

“This news makes me very sad. Bill was a huge part of our lives and I know I speak for all my former coworkers when I say he always made us laugh or...Read More »
27 of 33 | Posted by: Lisa Ponder Alexander - SC

“I miss you so much. When I was living with you in Charleston I had a lot of fun and I enjoyed being with you and lisa down there. Thank you for all...Read More »
28 of 33 | Posted by: Haley Earle - Spartanburg, SC

“Bill was one of our very best and closest friends. Our families shared many wonderful and fun times together and memories that will remain for our...Read More »
29 of 33 | Posted by: Wayne and Dale Earhardt - Friend

“Lisa and family, So sorry to learn of Bill's passing. Charlie and I will always remember those summers when we enjoyed cocktails and crabbing on...Read More »
30 of 33 | Posted by: Kathy and Charlie Clark

“Lisa, you are in our prayers. Bill was a very special part of the MBAC membership family. I am so thankful to have known him. ”
31 of 33 | Posted by: Rhonda Marcum - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Bill & I were friends in high school and became life long friends in college and the National Guard. We worked together for a while and I consider...Read More »
32 of 33 | Posted by: Bill Brown - Friend

“Bill was my next door neighbor when they first moved to Gaffney, so we were playmates while they lived there. Years later, we were school mates and...Read More »
33 of 33 | Posted by: Shelby Lawhon - Anderson, SC

In what would have been his 80th year with us, Bill sadly passed away in a peaceful manner in the comfort of his home with family by his side on April 29, 2021.

His Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in the Ministry Center at St. Andrew's Church-Mount Pleasant, 440 Whilden Street at 2:00 pm. Interment with military honors will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens, 1308 Mathis Ferry Road.

Born in Fountain Inn, SC, he lived most of his childhood and early adulthood in Gaffney, SC. After graduating from Presbyterian College, he started a career in banking and enjoyed a lifetime of achievement in account sales in mortgage banking insurance. He served in the National Guard for many years.

Moving to Spartanburg, he met and married his first wife, Martha Ann Walker, mother of their children, Jenny, Deede, and Beth. Bill loved all sports, especially golf. He was most proud of being part of the elite group of scorers at the Master's and loved being on Amens Corner every spring to see the "old timers" and "young rookies" compete for the famous green jacket. In addition, he was a lifelong Gamecock fan!

In 1994, Bill vacationed at Kiawah Island where he met his sweetheart and life partner, Lisa Greenway. They married a year later and spent the next 25 years making a home in Mt. Pleasant they shared with their yellow labs and rescued kittens.

He will be remembered by his children and grandchildren as a great father and grandfather, who loved them truly and deeply. He will be remembered as a man with a great sense of humor, style, and to his dearest friends - The Silver Fox or Helmet Head.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Lisa Greenway Degner of Mt. Pleasant, SC; daughters, Jennifer Wakefield (Jay), Debra Dye, and Elizabeth Earle; stepsister, Sherri Bowers (John) of Charlotte, NC; and grandchildren, Anne Townsend Wakefield, Walker Wakefield, Brownlee Wakefield, Garrett Dye, Payton Dye, Madison Earle, and Haley Earle.

The family wishes to thank Lisa's employees for their years of daily love and support. The family also wishes to thank the ladies from Care for Life and the care team from Amedysis Hospice for their compassionate care. A special thank you to Diana Thomas, a dear friend, who cared for Bill and became a part of the family.

Memorials may be made to St. Andrew's Church, 440 Whilden St, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 or to the Arbor Day Foundation's Trees In Memory Program at www.

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