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William Hester Petty

January 2, 1944 — June 29, 2017

William Hester Petty

William Hester Petty, 73, of Cleveland, MS, passed away on June 29, 2017, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Ray Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will immediately follow beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Ray Funeral Home.
Hester was born on January 2, 1944, to Abb Hester Petty and Modena Guest Petty in Webb, MS. On August 30, 1968, he married his beloved wife Betty J. Knight in Cleveland, MS. He proudly served his country in the Air Force, then worked as a surveyor in Civil Engineering for over 50 years. Hester was an avid dominos player and was quite the pool shark. He enjoyed playing softball and traveling; but more than anything he loved his family with his whole heart and any chance he was given, he wanted to spend time with them.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Abb Hester Petty and Modena Guest Petty.
Mr. Petty is survived by his wife, Betty Petty of Cleveland, MS; brother, Curtis Petty (Nancy) of Brandon, MS; sister, Joan Pannel (Buddy) of Ruleville, MS; children, Michael Farr (Suzette) of Indianola, MS, Michelle Farr McIntyre of Southaven, MS, and Tena Petty Smith (Lance) of Nashville, TN; grandchildren, Morgan McIntyre of Michigan, Aaron McIntyre of Southaven, MS, Madison Farr of Indianola, MS, Sydney Farr of Boyle, MS, Garrett Smith of Nashville, TN, Mason Smith of Nashville, TN, and Lindsey Peyton of Indianola, MS; great grandchildren, Michael Tucker Peyton and Nolan Ross Peyton; and his beloved Prince "Snoops" also known as Papa's boy.
In Leui of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

Visitation



1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Saturday, July 1, 2017
Ray Funeral Home 206 Bishop Road Cleveland, Mississippi, United States

Memorial Service



2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Saturday, July 1, 2017
Ray Funeral Home 206 Bishop Road Cleveland, Mississippi, United States
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