On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, William Lethco Wrenn, III, of Warsaw, NC passed away at the age of 75. Lethco was born August 17, 1945, to the late William L. Wrenn, Jr., and Jean Kelly Wrenn of Fuguay-Varina, NC.
Lethco is survived by his wife of 45 years, Kathryn Powell Wrenn, of Warsaw and his two sons, William L. Wrenn, IV, of Warsaw and Matthew K. Powell Wrenn and Allison B. Kornegay of Wilmington, NC. He leaves behind two grandchildren whom he adored, William Rivers Wrenn and Anna Kathryn Wrenn of Cary, NC. Also surviving are brothers Kelly D. Wrenn and Clyde F. Wrenn.
Lethco was a graduate of Campbell University and East Carolina University. He retired from the North Carolina Community College System after a career in adult education. In 1980 he became the proud recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for his outstanding service to the State of North Carolina.
As an avid basketball player, Lethco was known in high school as the “Fuquay Flash” because of his basketball talent. His talent allowed him to play basketball at Campbell as well. Not only was he a basketball player, but he also served as a basketball coach for several years. Lethco enjoyed collecting, traveling, helping people in need, gardening, and spending time with family. His passion later in life was spending time with his grandchildren.
Through his hobbies and career he fostered many friendships across the country. Lethco was the kind of man who never met a stranger and always made a friend. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and community.
Visitation will be Friday, June 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Warsaw Baptist Church. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 12, at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Devotional Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: William and Kathryn Wrenn Scholarship c/o James Sprunt Foundation, P. O. Box 398, Kenansville, NC 28349 or Charity Rebuild Center, 1333 W. Charity Road, Rose Hill, NC 28458.