William Roy “Bill” Bryant Patty, 88, of the Boynton Community in Ringgold went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 21, 2018. Bill was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and was a 1947 graduate of Ringgold High School. Bill was a member of the Burning Bush Baptist Church, the Quitman Masonic Lodge 166 F&AM, past patron of the Eastern Star, past president of the Boynton Lions Club, and was United States Army Veteran serving from 1951-1953 at Fort Jackson, S.C. After graduating from High School Bill began his career as a salesman with Southern Auto Supply in Chattanooga. He went on to work for Wade Auto Parts, Hart’s Auto Parts, Mid-State Automotive, and in 2004 he retired from Southern Auto Body Supply. After his retirement Bill enjoyed traveling to Green Valley, Arizona with his late wife, Wilma Jo Patty. There, in Arizona, Bill and Wilma Jo made many wonderful friends and also became members of the Amado Baptist Church. Bill loved life. He loved spending time with family and friends, traveling, fishing, eating at Park Place Restaurant, shopping on-line and watching Westerns.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Wilma Jo Patty; brother, Joe Bryant; cousins, Pat (Jimmy) Butler and J.D. Beene.
Survivors include his brother, Richard (Winona) Bryant of Ringgold; sisters, Shirley Bryan of Ft. Oglethorpe and Joyce Coulter of Ft. Oglethorpe; sister-in-law, Margaret Ann Bryant of Ringgold; cousin, Betty Beene Graysville, TN “granddaughter”, Maryia (Jason) Cox of Rock Spring; “great grandson”, Ryan Cox of Rock Spring; special friends, David and Beverly Humphrey, Reba and Ron Massengale, Roba and Paul Benton, Gwendolyn Brown Jennings (Johnny), Steve (Lori) Bowers, and Paul (Julie) Rhudy; and many more friends locally and in Green Valley, AZ.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Burning Bush Baptist Church Building Fund at 2195 Burning Bush Rd, Ringgold, GA 30736.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00a.m. at Burning Bush Baptist Church with Pastor John Fugate officiating. Bill will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church.
Interment will follow in the Burning Bush Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Monday from 4-8p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.
Burning Bush Baptist Church Building Fund
2195 Burning Bush Road, Ringgold GA 30736