William Francis O’Reilly, affectionately known as “Mr. Bill”, went on to join his Heavenly Father on Sunday, July 19, 2020. Bill was 76. He is survived by his wife, three sons, two grandchildren, extended family, and extensive friends. A proud veteran, Bill served during the Tet Offensive in Viet Nam. His rank: SPC (Specialist) in the 563rd Medical Co. at the 2nd Surgical Hospital in Chu Lia. For years he served as a deacon and taught the scriptures at Cape Fear Christian Church in Wilmington, NC. Bill was a voracious reader and a fair-weather Duke fan. He threw his own Celebration of Life party weeks before his passing, which was attended by a large crowd of friends and family. Bill’s legacy is one of faith in God, devotion to Christ, and love for others. He will be dearly missed. A small family gathering is planned at the home he shared with his wife, Catha. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to either Cape Fear Christian Church building fund, Vigilant Hope ( a ministry serving Wilmington’s homeless), or the SECU Family House in Chapel Hill, NC.