William Anthony Hebert
William Anthony Hebert
  • October 15, 1943 - December 29, 2016
  • Shannon, North Carolina

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Fayetteville - Mr. William A. Hebert, MSGT US Army Retired, of Shannon, NC died on Thursday, December 29, 2016 after experiencing complications from COPD and congestive heart failure.

Mr. Hebert was a widower; pre-deceased by his wife Dolly Jean Hebert in 2005 whom he loved dearly and was devoted to, having been married to her for 35 years. Mr. Hebert is survived by his brother Clifton Hebert; his children and their families: William A. & Kimberly Hebert II, Laurie Crawford & Mike Briley, Natalie & Charles McDaniel, Shirley Hebert, and William Hebert, Jr; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

William grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the son of May Bell and Clifton Hebert. After the death of his father, his mother remarried Richard Cain who also was a role-model to young William and his two siblings; Clifton and Patsy.

William is a 22 year (1961 - 1985) Veteran of the United States Army; having served as a 43E5P parachute rigger, 11B5S Infantryman, and served under the 5th and 7th Special Forces Groups, 1st Special Forces respective; where he received numerous medals including the Overseas Service Ribbon, Master Parchute / HALO Badge, Special Forces Tab, Combat Infantry Badge, NCOPD Ribbon, Republic of Korea parachutist badge, and multiple Army Service, Army Achievement, Army Commendation, and Good Conduct Medals. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he earned several medals, including the Air Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.

Upon retiring from the U.S. military; Mr. Hebert was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a Mark-up Clerk at the main post office on Greene St. in Fayetteville, NC. He retired from the Post Office after 20 years of service.

Services will be held this Sunday, January 1, 2016 starting with the viewing from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and the funeral service following the viewing. The burial will be at Cumberland Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, January 3, 2016 at 10:00am.

Arrangements under the direction of Reeves Funeral Home, Hope Mils, NC.