William Berton “Bill” Medart died on Oct. 25, 2020, in Lubbock.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 7 at Long Cove Cemetery in Lometa, with Rick Smitherman offciating. The family asks that those who attend observe COVID-19 precautions and wear a face covering while gathered. Sneed Funeral Chapel has charge of arrangements.

A memorial service at Austin Street Church of Christ in Levelland will be held at a later date.

Bill was born Aug. 3, 1941 in Lampasas, the eldest of three children of Alice Woodlee Medart and Thomas Chandler Medart. He grew up in Lometa and graduated as salutatorian of his high school class in 1959

He attended Southwestern University in Georgetown and The University of Texas at Arlington, and was a United States Navy veteran.

Bill married Lois Elkins in 1965, and they had two children

He enjoyed a career in communications and retired as Texas state regional technical manager with AT&T.

A longtime resident of Liberty Hill and the Georgetown area of Central Texas, he also made his home in the DeLeon/Gorman area and, most recently, in Levelland, where he was a member of Austin Street Church of Christ.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Vera and Russell Elkins; and by a grandchild, Tanner.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Lois of Levelland; children Bryan (Rhetta) of Levelland and DeAnna of Austin; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, T.J. Medart (Sandra) of Mullin; sister, Glenda Soto of Bertram; sister-in-law, Nelda Franks (Mark) of Brownwood; brother-in-law, Mike Elkins (Chrissy) of Decatur; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Donations in Bill’s memory may be sent to Cherokee Home for Children, P.O. Box 295, Cherokee, TX 76832 or Austin Street Church of Christ, 510 Austin St., Levelland, TX 79336.