Funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 11 at 1 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna with Pastor R.G. Null and Pastor Tex Perry officiating.
Burial will follow at Berea Cemetery, located southeast of Vienna, with military graveside rites conducted.
Born Nov. 14, 1951 in Anna, Mr. Averitt was a U.S. Army veteran.
He had been employed as a manager by United Propane Gas Co. in Vienna and was a self-employed mechanic.
He attended Goreville United Pentecostal Church and was formerly united with Revival Center Pentecostal Church in Cypress, where he had served as the Sunday school superintendent, a church bus driver and worked in the youth ministry.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Patsy Ann Tucker Averitt; his children, Chrystal Hoyle and husband Brian of Rosiclare, Leisa Carpenter and husband Mark of Bardwell, Ky., Veronica King and husband Aaron of Metropolis and Gary Michael Averitt of Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Britney Nicole Olmsted, Eric Lathum Olmsted, Wayne Lee Bates Jr., Shonna LeeAnn Bates, Sierra Alexandra King, Ethan Christopher King and Christian Nathaniel Averitt; four brothers, Albert Norton of Simpson, Tom Averitt of Marion, Jesse Averitt of Vienna and John Paul Averitt of Anna; three sisters, Agnes Rose of El Paso, Texas and Mary Faulkner and Carol Watkins, both of Vienna; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William B. Averitt Sr. and Mary E. Abner Averitt; two grandsons, Caleb Matthew Averitt and Dylan Tyler Averitt; one sister, Eva Burgess; and one brother, William B. Averitt, Jr.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Goreville United Pentecostal Church and may be left in care of the funeral home.