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Billy J. Partlow,


Billy J. Partlow

HMC Billy J. Partlow, USN (Ret.) died on July 21, 2011 at his home in Palmer. He was 81.

A celebration of life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 30 at the Community Covenant Church in Eagle River.

His family said: "On Thursday, July 21 at 11:08 p.m., HMC Billy J. Partlow, USN (Ret.), slipped from his earthly bonds and fell into the arms of his loving Savior, Jesus Christ. Bill was a devoted husband, a dedicated father to all of his children, both natural and adopted, a proud grandfather and great grandfather, and a faithful friend. He loved people, was a 'hug philanthropist' with a quietly firm fiath in the promises of his heavenly Father, through the selfless sacrificial death and resurrection of His Son, and the peace and power of His Holy Spirit."

Mr. Partlow was preceded in death by his daughter, Becky, his parents and two brothers.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ruth; sons, David, Scott and Ron; daughter, Patty; and brother, David.

This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, July 27, 2011.