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William James Ault, Jr.
Services for William James Ault, Jr will be held at 1:00 P.M. on September 22, 2022 at the Central Texas Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.
William James Ault Jr., 78, passed away on September 9, 2022 at Rosewood Nursing and Rehab Center after a short battle with brain cancer.
He was born March 13, 1944 in Sullivan, Indiana to William James Ault and Martha Rose Myers Ault, the oldest of nine children.
William joined the U.S. Army in September of 1961 at the age of 17 and served his country for 20 years before retiring in September 1981. He achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class and was part of the 1st Armored Division, 1st Calvary Division, and 2nd Armored Division.
After his military career, he worked various jobs which included; small engine and automotive repair, truck driver, flea market vendor, and park host for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Belton Lake.
William, also known to family and friends as "Jim" and "Bill". William loved the outdoors and enjoyed playing baseball, camping, boating, fishing, telling stories, and spending time with his family and friends.
William is preceded in death by his parents; and infant sister, Charlotte Ault.
He is survived by his wife, Debra Ault whom he married on November 5, 2003; children, Dicie (Wayne) Wilson of Illinois, William J. Ault III and Elizabeth Rush of Texas, Tiffany Serratore of Indiana, and Robert (Sarah) Serratore of Oklahoma; sisters Connie (George) Cornwell, Phyllis (Gordon) Collins, Rita Morgan, and Billie (Vic) Ralston of Illinois; brothers, Chuck Ault, Randy Ault, and Darrel (Peggy) Ault of Illinois; and two sister-in-laws, Theresa (Mike) Piechocinski of Illinois & Jane Wenk of Oklahoma; grandchildren, Amber Weems, Benjamin Weems, Tyler Rush, Christopher Rush, Wesley Serratore, McKinzie Serratore, Caleb Serratore, Josh Jones, Zack Sutter, Zander Serratore, and two great grandsons Jacob and Joshua Weems.
In Lieu of Flowers please make a memorial donation to VFW Post # 1820 attn: Disaster Fund.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sabrina N. Young of Young's Daughters Funeral Home and Bereavement Center.
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Kinzey serratore Oct 6 2022 11:17 AM
to my army buddy jim we serve together in germany with the 3rd cav L troop may GOD Bless you and keep you. JIm Bates
james w bates Sep 19 2022 5:09 PM
I have known the Ault family my whole life. Hadn't been around Jim as much as the rest of the family. He was away for a lot of years. Him and moved back to Birds Illinois and me and my late husband got to him all over again. He was a great guy. Would do anything for anybody. He will be missed. Rest in peace Jim. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Karen Armstrong Sep 15 2022 4:34 PM
I grew up with Jim from primary school to him joining the military. We were always good friends. I knew his family my whole life and thought they were great people. My sincere condolences to his family. May he Rest In Peace.
Joe weger Sep 15 2022 11:33 AM
I practically lived at the Ault's the first probably 10 years of my life, as they lived 2 houses down the street and if Rose wasn't watching me Rita or Connie was. I didn't know Jim as well as the rest of the kids because he was 12 years older than me and wasn't around long before joining the service but he was back every now and again. Then when he retired from the service he would come visit his parents and we would see him. I can't believe how much he looks like chuck in that picture even though I haven't seen chuck in years. I do see Darrell frequently when we are out to eat but he is the only one I have seen I a long time. I used to see Billie around too but haven't seen her either. Sorry for your loss. Pray that he didn't suffer long. Cañcer is such a cruel disease.
Vicki Butcher Brink Sep 14 2022 11:07 PM
I’m so sorry for your loss he was an awesome caring man and cousin will be missed by all love and hugs to everyone
Donna Sheren Sep 14 2022 8:52 PM
I am so sorry for your loss of this precious man. Love and prayers for all of our family. Uncle Ivis family.
Barbara Chestnut Sep 14 2022 11:10 AM
Jim was a great man. He will be missed by all. Our love & prayers Dicie Willie Debbie & all Jim’s brothers sisters nieces & nephews. Love & hugs from Uncle Ivis’ family
Sally Myers Sep 14 2022 6:55 AM
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Kinzey Sep 13 2022 2:46 PM
My families deepest sympathies to all whose lives were touched by this precious man. Zander will always remember all he got away with when he was with Pops. He was a cherished treasure to our family. May the memories he made with all who loved him be the lasting tribute to his immortal memory. May those memories heal in this time of grieving.
Tiffany, Joshua, & Zander Sep 13 2022 2:18 PM