Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One


Mr. William Arthur “Buddy” Oxendine of Old Main Road, Pembroke, was born July 26, 1948 and departed this life Sunday, October 22, 2023. He was preceded in death by his father: Mr. James Arthur Oxendine and two brothers: Mr. James Melvin “Jimmy” Oxendine and Mr. Phillip Dean “Phil” Oxendine.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday, October 26, 2023 at Pembroke Gospel Chapel with Pastor Mark Stephens, Bros. Percell Blue and Jeff Buckles officiating. Burial will follow in the Oxendine Cemetery.

Mr. Buddy was a member of the U.S. Army where he served 3 years to include serving the in Vietnam War. During that time, he received various medals such as a National Defense Service medal, a Vietnam Service and Good Conduct medal. He also received expert badges in Rifle M14 and M16.

Mr. Buddy was an avid Nascar fan. He was a lifelong Chevrolet fan and a lover of hot rods and fast cars. He was a lover of life. He loved his family and children. He was a comedian who always tried to put a smile on everyone’s face. He loved everyone he met and never met a stranger.

Mr. Buddy is survived by his mother: Mrs. Annie Ruth Oxendine of Pembroke; a brother: Mr. Charles Patrick “Chuck” Oxendine (Sandy) of Pembroke; two sisters: Mrs. Teresa O. Hall (Gene) of Lumberton, NC and Mrs. Gina Black (Randy) of Lincolnton, NC; two sons: Mr. James Arthur “Jamie” Oxendine II of Parkton, NC and Mr. Andrew Conoway of Alabama; one daughter: Ms. Kimberly Kent Oxendine (fiancé Phillip) of Pembroke NC; a special friend: Ms. Brenda Collins; special niece: Mrs. Courtney Oxendine (Sam) of Fayetteville, NC; a special cousin: Mr. Johnnie Woodell of Florida; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends.

The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, October 26, 2023 at Pembroke Gospel Chapel Church.


  • Sheriff Burnis Wilkins & Staff Posted October 25, 2023 12:50 pm

    Our heartfelt condolences are extended to Kim and the Oxendine family and Friends of Mr. William “Buddy” Oxendine during this most difficult time. We pray that Gods caring and comforting presence will help ease the pain of your loss.

  • Wanda Oxendine Posted October 25, 2023 4:06 pm

    Mr. William was the nicest and kindest person ever known I had classes with Uncp he was he love pretty women he was a great man.

  • Rachel “Doris” Cummings Posted October 26, 2023 1:36 am

    My siblings & i have always thought of Buddy as family. He was best friends with our late brother Charlie & when our brother died in Vietnam, we felt good knowing that someone who was a friend accompanied his body home. Buddy was a sweet soul & he will be missed.

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