OBITUARY

Billy B. Truitt

May 5, 1933March 13, 2019
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Billy B. Truitt 85, of Hebron passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family. Born in Hebron he was the son of the late Thomas Gordon Truitt and Mary Cordrey Truitt. After graduating from Hebron High School he was signed as a pitcher by the Pittsburg Pirates and played in the Canadian, Carolina, and Central Shore Baseball Leagues. In 1987 he was inducted into the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame and was an avid Baltimore Orioles Fan. Billy worked at Bond Bread, and Hebron Savings Bank until his retirement in 1995. He was a lifetime member of Hebron Volunteer Fire Department, lifetime member of Hebron Lions Club, and member of Nelsons United Methodist Church. He loved the outdoors especially rabbit hunting with his beagles. He was an amazing man who overcame many obstacles and was an inspiration to others. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Joann T. Truitt; children, Linda Blake (Paul), Vickie Whittington (Joey), and David Truitt (Patty); grandchildren, Adam Burns, Cody Whittington, Tommy Truitt, and Taylor Truitt; several nieces, a nephew, and his beloved beagles, Penny and Wheezer. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Iris Varley and a brother, James Truitt. A Celebration of Billy’s Life will be held Sunday at 2pm at Bounds Funeral Home on East Main St in Salisbury where friends may visit one hour prior to the service. Rev. Jim Riley will officiate. Interment will follow in Hebron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Billy to Hebron Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 300, Hebron, MD 21830, Hebron Lions Club, PO Box 514, Hebron, MD 21830, or Nelsons United Methodist Church, PO Box 254, Hebron, MD 21830.

  • FAMILY

  • Thomas Gordon Truitt, Father
  • Mary Cordrey Truitt, Mother
  • Joann T. Truitt, Wife
  • Linda Blake & Paul, Daughter
  • Vickie Whittington & Joey, Daughter
  • David Truitt & Patty, Son
  • Adam Burns, Grandchild
  • Cody Whittington, Grandchild
  • Tommy Truitt, Grandchild
  • Taylor Truitt, Grandchild
  • Penny & Wheezer, Beloved Beagles
  • Iris Varley, Sister
  • James Truitt, Brother
  • DONATIONS

  • Hebron Volunteer Fire Dept.
  • Hebron Lions Club
  • Nelson United Methodist Church

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, March 17, 2019
REMEMBERING

Billy B. Truitt

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Fran Harmon

March 14, 2019

My love and prayers go out to an exceptional family. I was so fortunate to call Billy my friend and most importantly to say he was my son's "father-in-law.
I have never known a man so loved and respected by so many. He was truly and inspiration to all and one to be looked up to. We will all miss him dearly but none more than his loving family. They truly are the essence of what a family should be. Love and prayers to all the Truitt family.

Love
Fran

Kathy Ahlbrandt

March 14, 2019

So many special memories of Billy over the years...from my early childhood & many shared by family members since moving to Colorado almost 50 years ago.
Chuck remembers having a beer (or 2) on "the hill" on Rt. 50 (Pine Ridge), our daughter remembers him explaining his issue when needing to go to the bathroom & asking him if she could go with him & help (she was no more than 5), the get-togethers at Mutt's with Bill & the Jones boys & Cooper Darby, chatting with him at the bank...so many more.
Chuck and I and my Mother are so thankful and blessed that we were able to share part of an afternoon with him, Joann & Linda on our trip home last year.
We offer our condolences and prayers to all of Bill's family and many friends. We love you...Kathy (Lee), and Chuck

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Biography

Born in Hebron he was the son of the late Thomas Gordon Truitt and Mary Cordrey Truitt.
After graduating from Hebron High School he was signed as a pitcher by the Pittsburg Pirates and played in the Canadian, Carolina, and Central Shore Baseball Leagues. In 1987 he was inducted into the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame and was an avid Baltimore Orioles Fan. Billy worked at Bond Bread, and Hebron Savings Bank until his retirement in 1995. He was a lifetime member of Hebron Volunteer Fire Department, lifetime member of Hebron Lions Club, and member of Nelsons United Methodist Church. He loved the outdoors especially rabbit hunting with his beagles. He was an amazing man who overcame many obstacles and was an inspiration to others.