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Billy Joe Pagitt

October 20, 1929 May 8, 2020
Billy  Joe Pagitt
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Obituary for Billy Joe Pagitt

Billy Joe Pagitt, age 90, passed away on May 8, 2020 in Athens, Texas. Billy was born October 20, 1929 in Poynor, Texas to Ruby Nell and W.T. Pagitt.
Billy served in the United States Marine Corps from Dec. 1951 to Dec. 1953. He was in the Korean War and received 2 purple hearts in addition to other medals. He worked for Curtis Mathis as a truck driver for 20 years; he was also the last person to fire a cotton gin in Henderson County in 1963.
Billy is preceded in death by his parents; brother, James R. Pagitt; sisters, Lynn Kinser and Maxine Clark.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mauriene Pagitt of Athens, TX; Son, Billy R. Pagitt and wife Anita of Cabot Arkansas; step-daughter, Peggy Curry and husband James of Willow Park, Texas; step-sons: Dayton Thomas and wife Dianne of Cooper, TX, Jackie Thomas and wife Paula of Yantis, TX and Eddie Thomas of Angus, Texas; brother & sister in law, Thomas & Carolyn Pagitt of Poynor, Texas; Sister Patsy McCarty and husband Jim of Tyler, Martha Bishop and husband Troy Morren and several grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to noon on Monday, May 11, 2020 at Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2 PM on Monday, May 11, 2020 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Rev. Ken Jones officiating. Services are under the direction of Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.
Special thank you to Dr. Ronald Heine and his staff and ER and ICU staff at UT Health Athens.

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Visitation

Monday

11

May

10:00 AM 5/11/2020 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 5/11/2020 12:00:00 PM
Autry's Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home

1910 E Tyler St.
Athens, TX 75751

Autry's Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home
1910 E Tyler St. Athens 75751 TX
United States

Graveside

Monday

11

May

2:00 PM 5/11/2020 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 5/11/2020 3:00:00 PM
Oaklawn Memorial Park

3100 FM 317
Athens, TX 75751

Oaklawn Memorial Park
3100 FM 317 Athens 75751 TX
United States
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