William Samuel “W.S.” Pleasant Jr.


HURDLE MILLS --- William Samuel “W.S.” Pleasant Jr., 86, of Hurdle Mills passed away on Aug. 3, 2022. He was the son of the late William Samuel Pleasant Sr. and Betty Briggs Pleasant. In addition to his parents, W.S. is also preceded in death by his daughter, Amy Pleasant Watson; and his sisters, Wilverlen Pleasant Slaughter and Clara Pleasant Smith. 

He loved to spend his time in the outdoors, especially deer hunting, bird hunting, fishing and working on the farm. W.S. also enjoyed NASCAR and was of the Methodist Faith.

Surviving is his wife of 65 years, Carol Pleasant; his children,  Robert Pleasant (Wendy) and Keith Pleasant. He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Amanda Overby, Ashley P. Stone (Dusty), Leah Pleasant, Maria P. Reed (Nicholas), Morgan Pleasant, and Maeve Pleasant; along with seven great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022 at the Brooks & White Chapel at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mike Whitt officiating. The visitation was held one our prior, 10-11 a.m. The internment took place at Old Lea Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Franklin Chambers, Cleve Wagstaff, Michael Bowling, Bennie Gault, Ted Slaughter Jr., Tony Tate, Ronnie Wolfe, and Leah Hester Clayton- in memory and honor of Donald Hester. 

The family will accept flowers or donations to be sent to Old Lea Bethel Baptist Church, 6035 Ridgeville Rd, Leasburg, NC 27291.

Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com.


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