Sergio Paul Betts

May 1, 1986September 7, 2013
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A celebration of life service for Sergio Paul Betts, 27, of Fort Hood, will be at 11:30 a.m. today at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen. Military honor guard will be present. He will be cremated.

Mr. Betts died Sept. 7, 2013. He was born May 1, 1986, in Fairfield, Calif.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in August 2004 as a cavalry scout (19D). Sergio deployed three times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. During more than eight years of honorable service he was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, two Joint Service Achievement Medals, Army Achievement Medal, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Global War On Terrorism Medal, Combat Action Badge, and the Driver and Mechanic Badge - Wheeled.

May he rest eternally in Fiddler’s Green.

Survivors include his wife Autumn Betts of Killeen; his mother and father, Josie and Wayne Betts of Carrollton; grandparents, Leonard and Betty Betts; five brothers, Javier, Rafael, Kenny, Michael and Daniel; and two sisters, Monica and Nichole.

Visitation is from 10 to 11:30 p.m. today at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen, which is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Saturday, September 14, 2013
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Zach Rice

August 6, 2014

I would like to send my condolences to SPC. Betts and his family and loved ones. I just heard of this a few days ago and was shocked when I heard about it. I was in his unit at III Corps at Fort Hood and for a short time was his assigned roomate in the barracks, although he never stayed there. I didnt know him too well, but from the few times we talked he seemed like a good guy and good soldier. I needed a kevlar once to drive a humvee and he loaned me his. I also drank Jack Daniels with him one night (he loved Jack Daniels) and played call of duty with him. I told him I could out drink him, and the next thing I remember I woke up the next morning late and I missed formation. He of course had no problems making formation and felt fine the next day! Never tried to out do him at anything ever again after that! I wish I couldve been the soldier he was and done the things he did! RIP Betts! We'll meet again someday.

Chevon Morgan

September 15, 2013

Dear Josie and Wayne, My deepest sympathy and prayers to you & your family. May God give you strength during this most difficult time! May God heal your pain with the wonderful memories of your beautiful son and brave soldier!

May he rest eternally in Fiddler's Green ......

Shannon Neumann

September 13, 2013

Dear Josie and Family, Words cannot express fully how I feel for your loss. I will pray for comfort for your whole family and friends of Sergio. Please know that I will hold you close in my heart. - Shannon Neumann

Lynda Green

September 13, 2013

Dear Josie and Wayne, We want to express our sincerest sympathy for your loss. We know this is a very difficult time. We pray for your strength and the blessing of God's presence with you.
Lynda & Greg Green

Debbie Johnson

September 13, 2013

Josie and family, words cannot express the heartbreak I feel for you. I imagine there is no pain more far-reaching and deeper than losing a child. My heart and prayers go out to you at this most difficult time.

September 13, 2013

Dear Josie and Family,

We would like to express our deepest condolences and sympathy at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Warm Regards,
Yum! Thailand

Anna Brechoteau

September 12, 2013

Muchas gracias por haberme dado la oportunidad de estar contigo y tu familia. Sergio esta en el cielo con Dios y esta en paz. Voy a rezar para el, y se que la Virgen Maria te lo va a cuidar. Que Dios te bendiga a ti y tu familia

September 12, 2013

Dearest Friend Josie and family,

While the loss of a loved one is never easy, even when anticipated, it is most certainly the hardest when they are taken from us too soon. Your recent loss of your son who has left us at such a youthful age is certainly in the category of those hard losses for which there is so painful a reminder of what might have been.

We offer our sincere condolence and deepest sympathy on your loss. May the outpouring of sympathy, the kind acts of friends and strangers and the comfort in knowing that your loss is felt by many, help you through this difficult time.

I ask for God's blessings on you and your wonderful family. May you find the courage and strength to move forward in peace and confidence and in knowing that his was a life well-lived.

Yours In Peace,

The Pereira Family (Fernando & Gayle)

September 12, 2013

my dear josie and wayne - ralph, michael and daniel- words fail to come close to expressing the feelings i have for you all. "grief is the price we pay for love"..........what a steep price! know that you are all in my prayers, and in my heart at this terribly sad time. ~~~~~~~~~~ cynthia

September 12, 2013

Josie and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

The Hebig Family(Jeff, Lyne, Christopher, Kaitlyn and Lauren