Obituary of Billy Earl Appelt
Houston Chronicle Online
1 Nov 2002
Billy Earl Appelt
MR. BILLY EARL APPELT, age 74 of Alvin, Texas passed away Wednesday,
October 30, 2002 in the Clear Lake Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Appelt was born on November 7, 1927 in Halletsville, Texas and
was a resident of Alvin for 47 years. He was a test board deskman
retired by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, after 34 years, 1
month of service, and was a member of the Catholic faith. He attended
Pearsall High School, where he served as Fire Chief of the high
school. Mr. Appelt entered the United States Navy on March 15, 1946
and earned the rank of Seaman First Class and then he obtained his
highest rank of Yeoman Third Class. Mr. Appelt first served in San
Diego, California and then served at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and was
discharged on December 19, 1947.
Mr. Appelt was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur & Lula
Appelt, his brother & sister-in-law, Arthur & Lois Appelt, his
sister, Melba Jo Appelt and son-in-law, Mark Utterback.
Survivors, Daughter: Teresa Utterback, Shingle Springs, California;
Sons & Daughters-in-law: Gary & Dorllyn Appelt, Alvin, Texas; David &
Nina Appelt, League City, Texas; Mark Appelt, Brenham, Texas; Brother
& Sister-in-law: Bobbie & Joyce Appelt, Hallettsville, Texas;
Grandchildren: Amber & Brandon Appelt; Garrett & Jamie Appelt.
Numerous other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5:00P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday, November
1, 2002 in the Scott Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be
held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 2, 2002 in the Scott Funeral
Home Chapel with Father Daniel McKenna, O.M.I. officiating. Interment
will be held in the Confederate Cemetery, Alvin, Texas. Arrangements
under the direction of The Scott Family, 1421 East Hwy. 6, Alvin,
Texas, 77511. (281) 585-1000.
The family would like to thank Waynette and staff of the Clear Lake
Regional Medical Center, Webster, Texas.