William Albert “Bill” Hart


William Albert “Bill” Hart passed away on July 28, 2008, in an Austin facility after a three-week illness.
Bill was born in Burbank, Calif., on Feb. 6, 1921 to parents, Jess and Ruth (Ramsey) Hart. He grew up in Santa Paula, Calif., and spent many happy years with his family and cousins on Solimar Beach, Calif.
Bill was a veteran of World War II, serving four

years in the Air Force; he was very honored to have served his country.
Bill had a career as an airline pilot for 30 years with Continental Airlines, he began flying with Douglas DC-3’s and ended his career as Captain on a Boeing-747, his route from Los Angeles, CA to the Hawaii Islands, which he loved.
Bill enjoyed golfing over 60 years and had lots of great games at the Onion Creek Club. His other interests since childhood were playing the piano and music.
Bill was a wonderful, devoted husband to his wife, LaNell Louise and he always enjoyed his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Gertrude (Hart) Austin.
Bill is survived by his wife, LaNell Louise; daughter, Pamela (Hart) Cole and husband, Ron; granddaughter, Courtney Cole; brother, Randall E. Jaycox; and sister, Karen (Hart) Erickson.
Honoring Bill’s request there will be no services planned.
Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan Street, Lockhart, Texas. (512) 398-4791.


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