William "Sonny" Addington, 80, of Tyler passed away on Nov. 6, 2012, in Tyler. Sonny, a maintenance mechanic, was born on Jan. 9, 1932, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He grew up in Deval, Okla., Arp and Overton. Mr. Addington attended Kilgore College. Following school, he worked for Mabee Petroleum Oil Co. prior to being drafted into the Army to serve in Korea. Following his military service, he worked for Cotton Belt Railroad and Webster Foundry until 1975. He then went to work for Trane, retiring in 1997 after 21 years of service. He married Mary Jo Caldwell on Nov. 21, 1962. He loved drag racing and the Dallas Cowboys. He loved his family and his grandchildren. He was a member of Park Heights Assembly of God and loved the Lord.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo of Tyler; children, Danny Addington and wife Carolyn of Atlanta, Glenn Addington of Tyler, Sherrel Flowers of Whitehouse, Tamzie and husband David Nichols of Whitehouse; as well as his siblings, Lloyd Paul Addington of Longview, Brenda Bell of Overton, Barbara and husband Freddie Womack of Troup and David and wife Jeannie Addington of Tyler and Grace Ladema Calhoun of Muskogee, Okla.; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Danny Ad-dington; granddaughters, Tiffany Johnston and Sarah Elizabeth Ad-dington.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Park Heights Assembly of God Church, 2824 Old Van Highway, Tyler. A visitation will be held on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tyler Memorial Funeral Home, 12053 State Highway 64 W., Tyler.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Park Heights Assembly of God Church Building Fund, 2824 Old Van Highway, Tyler, 75702.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Nov. 9, 2012