Services for Billy Jack “Papa Bill” Partridge, 87, of Whitehouse, will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 10:30 AM at Stewart Family Funeral Home with Rev. Brandon Bachtel officiating.
Burial will follow at Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery in Tyler under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.
Mr. Partridge passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012 at East Texas Medical Center.
He was born February 25, 1925 in Mt. Pleasant to Paul and Tennie Partridge.
Mr. Partridge was a member of First Baptist Church Tyler. He worked for Frito Lay and Adams, was a founding board member of Azleway and worked there for the last 15 years. Papa Bill was an avid hunter and cherished his time with his deer hunting buddies.
Mr. Partridge was preceded in death by parents, his beloved wife Frances Partridge and his brother Roy Partridge.
He is survived by his loving family including his daughter Terri Waggener and husband Del, sons, Billy M. Partridge and wife Dana, Danny Partridge and wife Debbie, grandchildren, Shane Partridge, Chad and wife Kerri Partridge, Brandon and wife Kelley Bachtel, Christy Partridge, Trenton and wife Brittney Hood, Bryan and wife Ashley Partridge, Kayla Waggener, Dillon Waggener, Karen Mallard and husband Derryl, great grandchildren, Raelyn, Cayden and Case Partridge, Brady and Kaleb Bachtel, Ethan and Emmalyn Hood, Taylor and Mason Mallard. Also survived by extended family members, Kevin and wife Kathy Witham, Lee and wife Ruby Travis, Greg and wife Ashley McDonald and many others.
Pallbearers will be Shane Partridge, Chad Partridge, Bryan Partridge, Trenton Hood, Dillon Waggener and Steve Rambo.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Fisherman Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church and Papa Bill hunting buddies.
Visitation is scheduled from 6:00 –8:00 PM on Monday, April 2, 2012 at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, in Tyler.
If desired, memorials may be made to Azleway Inc., 15892 CR 26 Tyler, Tx 75707.