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Originally published: 2013-04-08 09:13:56
Last modified: 2013-04-08 09:13:55

Bill Wiest III

 A native of Pennsylvania, he was a son of Ermine Bailey Wiest of Greenville, S.C. and the late William Paul Wiest. Wiest attended Journey Church in Morganton and loved God and his church. He was a truck driver who loved music and his friends were considered his family.

Surviving in addition to his mother is his grandmother, Erma Bailey of Pennsylvania; loving wife, Jackie Trivett Wiest; two daughters, Candace Burgin and Sarah Wiest, both of Asheville; a son, Joshua Wiest of Morganton; two step-sons, Curtis Coffey and wife, Jessica, of Johnson City, Tenn., and Matthew Coffey of Spruce Pine; step-grandchildren, Shane Coffey and Halle Coffey, both of Spruce Pine; Frehley Coffey of Johnson City and Derrick and Lindsay McNeely, both of Knoxville, Tenn.; life-long friend, Gregg Marshall of Orlando, Fla.; numerous friends and cousins also survive.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2013, at Bridge 42 Church in Morganton on Highway 70. Mike Chandler will officiate.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Pam Ezell with Burke Hospice and Palliative Care for the wonderful care she and all the staff gave to Bill during his illness and would like memorial donations be made to them at 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690. To send online condolences, please visit our website at

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