Funeral services for William “Pete” Ezell, 71, of Petal, are 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Hulett-Winstead Chapel in Hattisburg. He died Sunday, June 2, 2013 at his residence. Interment will follow in East Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Leakesville, at 1 p.m.
Mr. Ezell was a retired grocery manager formerly employed with Kroger Food Store, an avid bowler, and a die hard Mississippi State Bulldogs and New York Yankees fan. He was a member of New Zion Hill Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Annie Deneise Ezell and his parents, Pat and Mary Ezell.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Martin Ezell of Petal, ; a son, Richard Ezell of Sumrall; two daughters, Terresa Ross of West Point, and Rita Ezell of Collierville, TN; a step-son, Michael Martin of Petal; a step-daughter, Anne Marie Cochran of Petal; a sister, Patsy Bagley if Post Falls, ID; four brothers, James Ezell of Petal, Raymond “Butch” Ezell of Petal, Kenneth Ezell of Cuba, NY, and Phillip Ezell of Petal; eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Visitation is from 5 – 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg.