>> Buren Williford remembered as business, community leader
When it came to growing SPC Mechanical Contractors, C. Buren Williford’s leadership and expertise was well known. His participation in various boards around Wilson was lesser known, but the 83-year-old entrepreneur wasn’t involved for the recognition. Those nearest to him said he just wanted to do his part to better Wilson.
“He was extremely proud of the business he built and above all his family,” Wilson Economic Development Executive Director Jennifer Lantz said of Williford who passed away Sunday. “Buren was extremely generous, but also not really interested in gaining any credit from his generosity.”