Obituary: William Thomas 'Willie' Pewitt

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William Thomas “Willie” Pewitt, 82, of Franklin, passed away Oct. 21, 2019.  

Mr. Pewitt was a retired golf course superintendent, a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America for over 40 years and a member of the Tennessee Turf Association.  

He was preceded in death by parents, Thomas H. and Ruth Price Pewitt; brothers, Benny Pewitt and David Pewitt; and sister-in-law, Eva Covington Pewitt.  

He’s survived by wife of 54 years, Juanita Sumner Pewitt; son, William Patrick “Pat” (Mandy) Pewitt; grandchildren, Benjamin Prosser Pewitt and Poplin Grace Pewitt; sisters, Mildred Rediker and Lucille Smithson; sister-in-law, Brenda Pewitt; and other loving family members.  

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, Gary Shrader and Channing Workman officiating. Interment will be at Williamson Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Henry M. “Mac” Pewitt, Jimbo Thomas, Jim Pewitt and Peter Guse. 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Tennessee Golf Association at The Little Course.