Mr. William Frederick Bethune, 85, of Southern Pines, NC, formerly of Fayetteville, NC, died Saturday, September 9, 2017, at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Colen Bethune and Lorene Wilder Bethune.
Mr. Bethune resided in the Belle Meade Retirement Community. He was a retired educator and principal with the Cumberland County School System, as well as an artist, student and major supporter of Methodist University. He provided the primary gift of funds necessary to construct the William Frederick Bethune Center for Visual Arts at Methodist University.
A memorial service will be held Monday, September 18, 2017, 2:00 PM, at the Belle Meade Retirement Community Chapel, 100 Waters Drive, Southern Pines.
Online condolences can be made at www.simonfuneralhome.com until September 27, 2017.
Service provided by Simon Funeral Home of Southern Pines.