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William "Bill" Starks

July 28, 1933 — May 29, 2023


William “Bill” Starks, 89, of Merrimon, North Carolina, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2023, at his home.

Bill was born on July 28, 1933, in Queens, New York, to Arthur and Mabel Starks. He was a loving husband, father and Pop Pop. He spent many years as a commercial fisherman specializing in soft crabs. He was always at home on the water. He was an avid reader and was often sought out for knowledge on handyman projects of any sort. He was loved and will be missed by his family and friends.

Those remaining to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 70 years, Irene Rose Starks of Merrimon; sons, Michael W. Starks (Sharon) of Bettie, and Charlie G. Starks (Darlene) of Cabool, MO; daughters, Kathy R. Baker (Rich) of Hendersonville, NC and Irene C. Scott of Merrimon; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Merrimon Methodist Church, 5012 Merrimon Rd., Beaufort, NC 28516 or Martha’s Mission, 901 Bay St., Morehead City, NC 28557.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC.

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