William Harold Rightmyer, 86 of Littleton, N.C. passed away on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Halifax County, N.C. he was the son of the late Frank Martin Rightmyer, Sr. and Mattie Louise Threewitts Rightmyer. William was preceded in death by his son, William “Billy” Harold Rightmyer, Jr.; his brothers, Frank Rightmyer, Jr., George “Buck” Rightmyer; his sister, Lois Medlin and his dog and best friend, Trouble.

William was retired as the owner of Rightmyer Machine Rentals after operating it from 1956 until 2001 up until his sons took over running the business. He remained with the business as a consultant. William also was on the board of trustees at RBC Centura and was one of the Founders and Trustees at Halifax Academy.

William is survived by his wife, Peggy Joan Rightmyer of Littleton; his sons, John Rightmyer and his wife Dorothy of Littleton, Eddie Rightmyer and his wife Deen of Littleton; his daughters, Vicki Augustitus and her husband Paul of Wilson, Jo Anne Gronstal and her husband, Dan of Houston, TX, his sixteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and lots of loving nieces and nephews; his sisters, Margaret Ann Carter of Goldsboro; Louise Shipley and her husband Lyman of Roanoke Rapids; sister-in-laws, Betty Rightmyer of Roanoke Rapids, and Debbie Stewart and her husband Dennis of Littleton.

Funeral Services were held Sunday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Askew Funeral & Cremation Services in Roanoke Rapids with Rev. Jimmy King officiating.

Interment followed in Cedarwood Cemetery in Weldon.

The family received friends on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 6 until 7:30 p.m. at Askew Funeral & Cremation Services in Roanoke Rapids.

In lieu of flowers make donations to Good News Baptist Church, 714 NC 125, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959

Online Condolences may be made to the family at www.askewfs.com