Funeral services for Bill Jetton, age 63, of Brownwood, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Austin Avenue Church of Christ with Tom Washburn officiating. Interment will follow in the Jordan Springs Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
Bill was born on March 18, 1946, in Haskell, Texas, to Ted and Faye Jetton. He grew up and attended school in Weinert, Texas. As he grew up, he learned the value of hard work while working on his family’s farm. Along the way, he met the one and only love of his life, Dorothy Raynes.
After becoming high school sweethearts, they were married on Feb. 24, 1967. After brief stays in Abilene, Texas, and New Orleans, La., they settled in Brownwood, Texas. Once in Brownwood, Bill started working for an insurance agency. In 1975, he became a partner in what would become Jetton and Dodds Insurance Adjusters. He owned and worked in that business from 1975-2000. In 2000, he and Dorothy bought Armstrong-McCall Beauty Supply in Brownwood and later bought the Armstrong-McCall in Stephenville, Texas.
Bill and his family have been members of the Austin Avenue Church of Christ since coming to Brownwood. Bill served as a deacon for many years. He was very proud that he had raised a family of Christian men and women. He also served as a board member for Brownwood Independent School District for eight years, four of which, he served as board president.
In the last several years, he spent most of his time with Dorothy, going to all of their grandchildren’s sporting events. Nothing brought him more joy than to spend time with his wife and family. Bill was a sports fan, and loved to watch his grandchildren play football and soccer. He was an official at the Texas UIL State Track Meet for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Jetton, of Brownwood; mother, Faye Jetton, of Brownwood; daughter and son-in-law, Jami and Craig Clements of Brownwood; daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Joe Reeves of Brownwood; sons and daughters-in-law, Brad and Christi Jetton of Brownwood, Don and Sandra Stafford of Montana, Jackie Frantz of Montana, and Claud and Jimmie Young of Seymour, Texas; and his grandchildren, Cody Clements, Logan Gough, Cacy Clements, Slaten Gough, Hunter Reeves, Jaten Reeves, Braden Jetton, Cade Jetton, Keaton Reeves, Kinley Reeves, and Jake Jetton.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ted Jetton.
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In lieu of gifts, the family asks that donations be made to the Austin Avenue Church of Christ Child Playground Fund, 1020 Austin Ave, Brownwood, TX 76801.