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Farrar Funeral Home - Jefferson City
Friday November 26th, 2021
1:00pm - 6:00pm

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Friends May Call At Their Convenience

Farrar Funeral Home - Jefferson City
Monday November 29th, 2021
1:00pm - 6:00pm

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Funeral Service

First Baptist Church of Jefferson City
Monday November 29th, 2021
7:00pm

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Graveside Service

Jefferson Memorial Gardens
Tuesday November 30th, 2021
11:00am

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Bill J. Petre

Bill J. Petre of Dandridge, Tennessee, was completely healed and called to his eternal home in Heaven on November 22nd, at the age of 90. Until a fall caused brain trauma the last days of his life on earth, he was an active senior and lived a very independent life with his devoted wife, Lucy. His love for laughter, the way he treated people kindly, and his appreciation for nature will always be remembered. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Bill served in the 1st Marine Division and the Korean War and received an Honorable Discharge as Staff Sergeant. His stories from his time in the military weren’t about combat, but instead funny or interesting experiences with the friends he made while serving his country. He took great pride in being a veteran and loved hearing stories from his grandsons currently serving in the U.S. Army. Retired 26 years from Magnavox / Phillips Consumer Electronics (Greenville, then Jefferson City), Bill was an avid golfer, hunter, and fisherman most of his life. He and Lucy enjoyed a long history of entertaining friends, trips to the beach, raising two daughters, serving in the local church, attending University of Tennessee football games, and just enjoying quality time with extended family and friends. Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Vallie Petre; his sisters, Molissie, Lucille, Hettie, Helen, and Mattie; brothers, Dutch and Herman. He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 57 years, Lucy; cherished daughters Teresa (Kit) Rae and Nikki (Chris) Dome; adored grandsons Hunter and Hayden Dome; as well as many loved nieces and nephews, special breakfast buddies and two adorable Toy Yorkies, Jake, and Chico. Friends may call at their convenience on Friday, November 26, 2021 and Monday, November 29, 2021 between the hours of 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm at Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City. In light of the persistent spread of illness, there will not be a formal receiving line, but a memorial service will be held honoring Bill’s life at 7:00 pm, Monday, November 29th, 2021, at First Baptist Church in Jefferson City with The Reverend Dr. Merrill (Mel) Hawkins, friend and neighbor of the Petre’s, officiating. Family and friends are invited to meet at 11:00 am, Tuesday, November 30th at Jefferson Memorial Gardens for a graveside interment service officiated by Pastor Alan Duncan. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bill’s memory to First Baptist Church, 1610 Russell Avenue, Jefferson City, TN 37760, where Bill and Lucy were members for 55 years.


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A candle was lit in memory of Bill Petre

Susan Coyle-Holmes Nov 30 2021 3:16 AM

SORRY TO HERE OF MR BILL PASSING . MAY HE REST IN PEACE.
BOB AND MARY JO BATES

Bob bates Nov 29 2021 11:33 PM

Thoughts and prayers for your family. Bill was such a kind and pleasant person.

Alice Reneau Nov 29 2021 7:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bill Petre

Tina Marshall Nov 29 2021 3:49 PM

Our thoughts, prayers and love are with the Petre Family. Dallas is remembering the good old days at Washburn High School.

Rev. & Mrs. Dallas/Joretta Harrell Nov 28 2021 10:16 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. Bill was a very sweet sweet man. You & your family is in my thoughts & prayers. I pray God gives you peace & comfort. Love, Candace Jones

Candace Jones Nov 27 2021 3:43 PM

Bill was just a wonderful kind and funny gentleman that he sat with the breakfast crew at Bojangles.. He always got the same breakfast everyday ham biscuit on dark brown biscuit and a vip sweet tea... He was a very kind and we appreciated him coming and spending the morning made our day special just seeing that smile...Gonna miss yah Bill
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Dellanie (Dell) Moneck Nov 27 2021 2:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bill Petre

Kristy Skinner Nov 27 2021 12:42 PM

We are so sad to hear of Bill's passing. He was a true example of what a husband/father/man should be. Our ongoing health issues may prevent us from attending the services (time will tell), but our thoughts and prayers will continue to be for the family. May God and the love Bill gave to each of you wrap you in comfort until you can see him again.

Imogene, Sherry, Mike and Brandy Nov 26 2021 5:31 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bill Petre

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