William Perry “Pete” Rountree Sr., 75

by | November 28, 2019 12:30 pm

Last Updated: November 27, 2019 at 10:51 am

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. William Perry “Pete” Rountree Sr., 75 of Twin City, on Monday, November 18, 2019 while tending to his bees.

Funeral services were held Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Swainsboro First Baptist Church with Rev. Franklin Sasser officiating with Rev. Casey Shaw assisting.

Interment followed at Coleman-Twin City Cemetery.

The family received friends at the church one hour prior to the service on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Pallbearers were Ben Rountree, Chuck Faulk, Justin Rountree, Anthony Davis, Frank Denmark, and Buddy Cobb.

Honorary pallbearers were the Men’s Steadfast Sunday School Class.

Mr. Rountree owned and operated Southern Laundry and Drycleaners for 30 years before his retirement in 2007. He was a member of the South Eastern Fabricare Association, of which he was the president in 1991 and 1992. He was also a former president of Swainsboro Rotary. Since his retirement, he thoroughly enjoyed his hobby of beekeeping. A member of three different beekeeper clubs, he loved mentoring new or beginner beekeepers.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra McCranie Rountree of Twin City; two sons, William Perry Rountree Jr. and Stephen Hardy Rountree, both of Atlanta; his sister, Mary Jane Rountree Faulk (Charley) of Vidalia; his brothers, John Anderson Rountree (Faye) of Twin City, Lee Ellis Rountree (Andrea) of Statesboro, and George Holland Rountree (Anne) of Statesboro; his aunt, Julie Ann Anderson of Statesboro; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.

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