William E. Hiett
1934 - 2013 DALTON William Eugene Hiett, 79, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, of 29 Edward Drive, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at his home. Born on March 17, 1934, in Belleville, Ark., he was the son of Wallace S. Hiett Sr., and Florence M. Brown Hiett. He was a graduate of the University of Alabama. He served his country as a member of the Navy Seabees from Jan. 19, 1955 to Jan. 19, 1957. While stationed in Shelburne, Nova Scotia, he met the former, Marion G. Gregory, whom he married on June 20, 1956, in Nova Scotia. In 1965, Mr. Hiett went to work for General Electric Company where he was an electrical engineer in the Ordnance Systems Division for more than 30 years. He continued as a consultant for Lockheed Martin until finally retiring in 2008. Mr. Hiett was a member of First Baptist Church in Pittsfield. He was active in a multiple sclerosis charity efforts. He was also enthusiastic about genealogy research. At the time of his death, he was writing and compiling a book on family genealogy. Mr. Hiett leaves his wife, Marion. He is also survived by a daughter, Bonny Snyder and her husband, Robert, of Gig Harbor, Wash.; two sons, W. Patrick Hiett and his wife, Young, of San Antonio, Texas, and Timothy Cecil Hiett and his wife, Margarita, of Marblehead; four grand-children, Bonny Marie Hiett, Patricia Warden, William Hiett, and Gregory Hiett; and a sister, Dorothy Evans of North Fort Myers, Fla. He was predeceased by a sister, Lillian Barnhill, and by two brothers, Wallace S. "Shorty" Hiett, Jr., and Phillip Hiett. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Memorial Service for William Eugene Hiett will be Saturday, Aug. 31, at 11 a.m. at DERY-FOLEY FUNERAL HOME in Dalton with the Rev. Quentin Chin, Interim Pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rotary Club of Pittsfield (earmarked MS Awareness) in care of DERY-FOLEY FUNERAL HOME, 890 East Main Street, Dalton.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 29, 2013
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