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William T Eure Jr
On Saturday April 30, 2022, William Thomas Eure, Jr. (also known as Showtime, Country, or Tubbie), beloved son, father, brother and uncle, left his physical being and began his spiritual journey in the comfort of his brother’s home. He was born on September 11, 1959 in Edenton, NC to the late William Thomas Eure, Sr. and Annie Knight Eure.
William received his education at T. S. Cooper Elementary School, Central Middle School and Gates County High. In the late 70’s he moved to Virginia to make it his home. It was on April 4, 1987 that he met and later married Patience Eure-Robinson and from that union, they were blessed with a precious baby girl, who became Tubbie’s best friend, confidant, and in his last month’s-- his unwavering caregiver, Paneisha S. Eure; along with brother and sister-in-law Larry and Mary Eure.
It was at an early age that he gave his life to Christ at St Paul Missionary Baptist church in Sunbury, NC. He never rejoined another church, but he always kept his faith in God and put Him first, in whatever he set out to do. Growing up, his brother Larry stated that he would always take something, tear it down and rebuild it to be something greater. It was as if he knew; he was destined to be great with the hands the Lord blessed him with in the future. Throughout his lifetime, many people who can attest that he was always there for them no matter the time nor the hour. Whether it was cooking, working on all of the family vehicles, welding metal together to create a wonderful masterpiece or just general words of advice. When he had some down time, you could catch him sitting back catching a breeze while fishing on his boat, coming home to clean them and fry them on the spot. If you never got the chance to taste his crab batter, you sure did miss out.
Early occupations included driving for Willie B. Lassiter Trucking Company, Miss Dukes Bus Company, and too many others to name. If it was one thing you could almost be certain of, Uncle Tubbie would be your to driver for a family reunion. After many years of truck driving, he worked for the Southeastern Public Service Authority (SPSA)where he later retired. It was on many occasions that he was called to the job to fight fires or be the hero in some sort of way. Tubbie was also well known and loved in his community.
Throughout these past couple of months when his health began to fail, you could still see in his eyes, he had a purpose from God. His will and drive to live and tell the story of how great God has been to him has not gone unnoticed from all of those who knew what he had been through. We will all truly miss William, but God has a greater purpose for him.
William was preceded in death by his sister and brother in-law, Ida B and Thomas L Parker Sr., niece Tracey Lofton; and wife Kathy Watson Eure. Left to cherish precious memories daughters Paneisha Eure and Lisa Price (Travis); brother Larry Eure (Mary) God sister Nita, cousin Anne; nieces Marie Perry (Haywood), Teresa Parker Chipman (Daniel) and nephews Darius Eure (Lacoyia) Thomas Parker Jr (Benita). Special friend Darlene “Renee” and her daughters Rosa, Tanika, and Jnae; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. During William’s lifetime, he made numerous friends and formed wonderful relationships, which are too many to name, but know you held a special place in his heart.
One of his favorite quotes: “Always be the person you want to be. Put God first and all things are possible”.
A viewing and visitation will take place on Friday May 6, 2022 from 4:00pm-7:00pm at the funeral home. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday May 7, 2022 at St. Paul Baptist Church at 11:00am. Mr. Eure's final resting place will be at the church cemetery.
Services can be viewed live via the funeral home's Facebook page.