PARTIN, William "Billy" (1938 - 2019)
Mr. William “Billy” Partin, 81, of Garden City, MI, the widower of Thelma Sanders Partin, passed away peacefully in the arms of his children, Wednesday morning, March 6, 2019 at his home. He was the son of the late Gordon and Lillie Jones Partin born on February 2, 1938 at Swan Lake.
Bill was a retired equipment operator with Ford Motor Company and a member of the River Baptist Church. He loved baseball and was a huge Detroit Tigers fan. He enjoyed gardening, restoring vintage automobiles and devoting much of his time to his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery “Russ” Partin and a brother, Robert Lee Partin.
Survivors include his children, William “Ricky” Partin and Mitzi Partin Swift; grandchildren, Dennis “Denny” Ryan Murie, Briana and Cody Conklin; great grandchildren, Alyssa, Brayden and Brooklynn Murie, Emma Rose Grech and Lily May Pruden; two sisters, Beatrice Partin Carr and Mary Alice Jones Siler; a brother, Dewey Partin; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; among other loved ones and dear friends.
His funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Thursday, March 14 at 2 P.M. with Rev. Steve Siler and Ron Sanders officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Partin and Carr Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be family and friends.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday between 6 and 9 P.M. and Thursday prior to the service.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.