William J. Avery of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday, January 31, 2020 in Booneville, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. William was born October 13, 1941 in Keene, New Hampshire to William Abraham Avery and Evelyn (Brodley) Avery. He was 78 years old.
William was married to the love of his life, Gloria. Together they raised a family, became treasured grandparents and then great grandparents. William was a family man and his love for each of them was undeniable. He worked hard to provide for them. He loved music and was an avid dancer. He enjoyed watching old western movies and game shows. He also enjoyed drawing and doing paintings.
William leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 52 years, Gloria of the home, and his children: Cathy Belletete and husband Casey Hansen, Dianna Avery-Jacobs and husband Rob, Charles Belletete and wife Diane and David Belletete and two daughters in law, Nancy Belletete and Terri Croteau. Pappy or Pappy Bear will forever remain in the hearts of his 27 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Alfred Avery and wife Linda. William will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family, friends and loved ones.
William was preceded in death by his parents, William A. and Evelyn Avery, one son, William Belletete, one sister, Ruth Buskey and one brother, Kenneth Avery.
William’s memorial life celebration will be 9:00 a.m, Monday, February 3, 2020 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Ken Overturf officiating. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.