William August Petzold passed from this life on September 25, 2021, at home surrounded by family. William was 83. He was born on March 6, 1938 in Granite to Emil Albert and Annie Augusta (Kretzschmar) Petzold. He spent all of his school years in Granite and was a graduate of Granite High School. He married the love of his life Joyce Ann Caudill on September 6, 1957, in Lawton at the Lutheran Church. They were blessed with three children, Laquita, Billy Don and Lori. William was a longtime member of the Lutheran Church, a farmer, rancher, loved to work, go to sale auctions, stock shows, rodeos but he especially loved to follow all the grandchildren’s activities followed by his great grandchildren’s activities, whatever that might be.
William is survived by his wife Joyce of the home, son Billy Don Petzold and wife Brenda of Granite, daughters Lori Fite and husband Stacy of Willow and Laquita Paty and husband Scott of Granite, sister Margie Martin of Elk City and sister-in-law Sue Petzold of Childress. William leaves a legacy of grandchildren: Derek Teel and wife Misty, Heather Damron and husband Kasey, Brenna Coats and husband Kyle, Ashlee Brewer and husband Josh, Julie Stehr and husband Will, Braden Petzold and Jordan Perry, great-grandchildren: Broc Teel, Weston Brewer, Peytann Stehr, Paisen Damron, Tynlee Stehr, Lily Brewer, Paislee Damron, Rymee Stehr, Madi Coats, Graysn Teel and Jett Coats. William is also survived by a host of relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Emil and Annie Petzold, brother Donald Petzold, sister Betty Reser, son-in-law Terry Teel and brother-in-law Dale Reser.
Services were held Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 10:30 A.M., at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Granite with Pastor B.J. Armstrong officiating. Interment followed at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.
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