William Marshall Frierson, Jr.

William Marshall Frierson, Jr.

Wakefield, VA
11.03.1936 - 05.29.2020
Served in the
Air Force

William “Bill” Marshall Frierson, Jr., 83, of Wakefield passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020, at Northampton Convalescent & Rehabilitation Center, Hampton, VA. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kathy Duffy Frierson. Born November 3, 1936, in Kingstree, SC, he was the son of the late William Marshall Frierson, Sr., and Cathryn Lane Frierson. Bill was an active member of the Wakefield United Methodist Church and the Prince George Senior Men’s Golf Association.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 to 1959. He was stationed at Yuma AFB, AZ, and Tyndall AFB, FL, as a Public Information Specialist (Airman First Class) and as editor of the base newspapers, leading to his service as a civil servant, for the Department of Defense, culminating as Public Affairs Officer, Naval Air Station/Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, MD. He retired in 1989 after 29 years of service to his country.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Monty Frierson of Chandler, AZ; Michael Duffy and wife Laura of Colorado Springs, CO; Michelle Gates and husband “PJ”of Chesapeake, VA; James Frierson of Virginia Beach, VA; nine grandchildren; siblings, Fay Martin of Raleigh, NC; and Dr. Ernest Frierson and wife Beth of St. Petersburg, FL.

A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at Wakefield Cemetery. An additional graveside memorial service will be conducted in his hometown, Kingstree, SC at a later date. The family is being served by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Wakefield UMC, P.O. Box 86, Wakefield, VA 23888. Condolences may be posted at www.rwbakerfh.com.

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Wakefield Cemetery
205 West Church Street
Wakefield, VA 23888
United States


A special, kind christian man. He will be missed by all. Proud to be a friend.

Roselyn Gardner Harrell(Binford)

Michelle, I was very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. From reading the obituary, I can see that he was a very fine man. You are a wonderful living legacy to him in your kindness. May God grant you peace during this difficult time.

Kathleen Bruinsma

I will miss him deeply. He was always so kind and supportive of me while I was still at Wakefield UMC, both of you. My heart and my prayers are with you Kathy. Bill will be missed.

Sheena Ann Laine

Kathy we are so sorry for the loss of Bill. He was a kind and gentle man and will be missed greatly by all. Know that we love y’all. Our hearts and prayers are with you and the family. Love, Tom, Gina & Josh

Tom, Gina & Josh Merrell

Mr. Bill was such a nice and gentle man that we truly wish we had met much earlier. He made us laugh and we looked forward to seeing him. We are deeply sorry for your loss Ms. Kathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Tiffany and Andy

Tiffany and Andy Vo

Mike, prayers for you and all the family.

Betty Ann Norville banorville@att.net

Much love and prayers to the Frierson and Duffy families. All of my memories of him make me smile. He will be missed.

Dawn Harp

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