William Arlie Brett Sr.

September 16, 1923November 27, 2013

William Arlie Brett Sr, 90 – peacefully passed away and caught the train to Glory on November 27, 2013 following a battle with lung cancer. He was born in Washington County, GA on September 16, 1923 to Clyde and Delma Brett, and was raised by his loving grandparents Mary and Summerfield Tucker Dixon. He lived and worked on the family farm until joining the Navy in 1942. He honorably served his country during WWII and continued for 23 years. The Navy took this young farm boy all over the world before retiring in 1964 as a Chief Electrician’s Mate. He was a man of “The Greatest Generation” and spent his entire life working hard, loving and providing for his family. Mr. Brett was a faithful member of the Adel United Methodist Church., Adel, GA. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 43 years, Sue G. Brett; sons Kenny Brett, Jimmy Barronton, Paul Edge; and grandsons Lil’ Johnny Brett and Kyle Barronton. He is survived by sons Billy Brett (Maggie), Johnny Brett (Zee), Eddie Brett (Sherrie); daughters Janet Brett, Mona Steedley (Ron), and Susan Barronton Salemi, 15 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Affectionately called “Daddy” and “Paw-Paw” by his children and grandchildren, he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Hardage-Giddens Town and Country Funeral Home located at 7242 Normandy Blvd., Jax. FL 32205, where a public visitation will be held, Tuesday Dec 3, 2013 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Funeral service will follow at Town and Country on Wed. Dec 4 at 1:00 PM, with interment following at Riverside Memorial Park, Reverend John Stephens officiating.


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 4, 2013

William Arlie Brett Sr.

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Ginger & Thomas Dixon

December 5, 2013

Always enjoyed visiting with Arlie and family at the Dixon reunions. Still remember when all of you family came for the Birthday event. Our love and prayers to each of you. Ginger & Thomas Dixon

Connie Page

December 5, 2013

Saddened to hear of Arlie's death. He was so faithful to attend the Dixon Reunion and share his memories with the rest of us relatives. Love to you all, Burley and Connie Page (Kite, GA)

Paula Sutherland-Castleberry

December 4, 2013

Janet it has been many years since I have seen you but think of you often. You knew me from John Gorrie Jr. High. I am sorry to hear of the death of your father. My father was of the same era. They were the "Greatest Generation".

Deborah Pinholster-Turner

December 3, 2013

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

December 2, 2013

With deepest sympathy to the Brett Family.

What a wonderful and loving legacy Mr. Brett has left not only his family, but all of us. My Grandmother was of that generation and the things she taught us we didn't understand at the time, but now they are so crystal clear. So never forget those corny pieces of advice your Paw Paw gave you, trust me it makes you a better person in the end.

So may the Hearer of Prayer (Psalm 83:18) grant all of you peace and strength during this most sorrowful time (Psalm 65:2). And find a way to keep the memory of Paw Paw alive for all generations to come.