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William Frank Rettman, Jr.

Graveside service for William Frank Rettmann Jr., age 73, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Pine Forest Cemetery, Pickton, Texas with Rev. Pete Adrian officiating.  Although there will be no formal visitation, viewing will take place at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home on Friday, March 24, 2017 until 8:00 P.M.

Mr. Rettmann passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Sunny Springs Nursing Home. He was born on March 15, 1944 in Sulphur Springs, the son of William (Bill) Frank Rettmann, Sr. and Beulah Etta (Culpepper) Rettmann. He was a graduate of Pickton High School.  He was a member of Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, Sulphur Springs Lions Club, Sulphur Springs Country Club, Gold Wing Road Riders Assoc., local Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association and a faithful member of First United Methodist Church.  Frank was a long time employee of Johnson Ice Cream Co. and retired after many years as a Long Term Care Facility Administrator.  Frank held a private pilot’s license, was an avid model railroad layout builder, and most of all enjoyed riding his Gold Wing motorcycle, touring many states with longtime friend Albert McMullen.

He is survived by his cousins, J. Dale Pogue; Terry Pogue Waggoner, husband Jack Waggoner and sons Eric Jackson and Brett Waggoner; Tommy Pogue and wife Diane Pogue; Tracy Pogue Settimi, husband Ronnie Settimi and daughter Kennedy Settimi; and innumerable close friends and associates.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Albert McMullen and cousin Jerry Sue Pogue.

Memorials can be made to First United Methodist Church, 301 Church St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Author: Staff Reporter

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