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William "Bill" Allen Huters Sr.


June 26, 2017

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William "Bill" Allen Huters Sr.

William Allen Huters Sr., 88, passed away June 20, 2017, at his home in Durham, N.C.

Born in Sikeston, Mo. May 18, 1929, he was the son of William Louis Alvin Huters and Vera Stevenson Huters.

He attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo. for two years before graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1952 from the University of Missouri at Columbia.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and married Nadine Fox of Sikeston in 1951.

After his return from Korea, he had a 35-year career with the DuPont Company in both New Jersey and Brevard. After his retirement from DuPont's Brevard facility, he and his wife moved to Durham, where she predeceased him in 1999.

He was an Eagle Scout and gave decades of service to the Boy Scouts of America. From 1967 through 1990, he was the Scoutmaster of Troop 703, affiliated with the Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church in Brevard. He was a member of the board of directors of the Daniel Boone Council of the BSA. Over the years he acted as the troop leader for scouts attending both national and world Jamborees.

He returned to Korea as a troop leader in 1991 for the World Scout Jamboree held there. During that scouting trip to Korea, his personal Korean War color photographs attracted the interest of the Korean military and copies were donated to that country's Korean War Museum. He was awarded scouting's national service honor, the Silver Beaver Award, in 1983.

He was a book lover and book collector and worked at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Cary, N.C. for a number of years before his final retirement from the work force.

He enjoyed lifetime learning, particularly through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke.

In addition to his parents and his wife Nadine, he was predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Huters Marshall, of Sikeston, Mo.

He is survived by three children, Karen Huters Johnson, Cynthia Huters Sanders and William A. Huters Jr .; grandchildren, Fletcher Sanders and Abigail Sanders; nieces, Melissa Marshall Herbeck and Maggie Marshall; and nephew, Steven Marshall.

A memorial service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC 27707 July 7, 2017, at 2 p.m.

Arrangements for the Huters family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service of Durham.

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