William E. Petty
Sunday, 05 August 2012
William Ernest Petty, 87, of Belton died July 19 in an area hospital. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. July 21 at Heartfield Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Andrew Soerens officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Nolanville.
Mr. Petty was born June 6, 1925, in Bell County to William G. and Annie Mae (Hilliard) Petty. A craftsman, he helped build Belton Lake, Scott and White Hospital and King's Daughters Hospital. He was a member of the Painters Union for 25 years and helped paint the wooden barracks at Fort Hood. He married Ruby Marie Pritchett in Belton in 1945. He was a member of the Church of the Latter Day Saints.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, one son, Jerry Lynn Petty, and three brothers, Roland, Dennis and Charles Petty.
He is survived by one son, Royce W. Petty of Alvin; one daughter, Glenda Petty of Abilene; four brothers, Frank, Sam, Ray and L.R. Petty; one sister, Faye Wear; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Heartfield Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.