William Alfred Harty

  • Born: May 8, 1940
  • Died: May 30, 2017
  • Location: Austin, Texas

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home Lake Travis

411 Ranch Rd. 620 S.
Lakeway, TX 78734

Tel. (512) 263-1511

Tribute & Message From The Family

William Alfred Harty was born May 8, 1940 in Austin TX where he lived his entire life. As a boy he enjoyed swimming in shoal creek, hunting and working on cars.

He graduated from McCallum High School in 1958. After graduation he served in the army from 1958-1965. After leaving the Army he worked for the City of Austin until he went to work for the Texas Highway Department where he worked until he retired with 30 years of service in 1994.

He married his wife Sally Muesse Bommer in 1982. They lived happily in the Lake Travis area until his death. They were introduced by their high school friends Bobby and Ziana Boudria.

He enjoyed: talking with his many friends on his ham radio, especially Al Emmons, (he was KA5KZM); building and flying model airplanes; hunting; working on anything mechanical or electronic; his dogs; and especially his boat and fishing his favorite past time.

He is survived by his wife Sally Ann Harty; his son Billy Dwayne Harty and wife Janice; two Daughters Rhonda Cain and husband Ralph and Susan Burgmaier and husband Mike; Grandchildren Jeremy and Erin Burgmaier, Travis and Susan Cain, and Deanna Cain; numerous great grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Daniel and Beatrice Harty; in laws Walter and Nelda Muesse; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends.

The family would like to give a special tanks to Dr. Karsten Kampe and his staff, Saint David's South Austin Medical Center staff, and Hospice Austin. A very special thanks to Louis and Cathy Weyand, and Kathleen Buchanan-Allen.

There will be a grave side service for immediate family only.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Hospice Austin 4107 Spicewood Springs Rd. Austin TX 78759.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Sally, I am so sorry for your loss. I just read the obituary in the newspaper. May God be with you at this time. Love you, Debbie and Freddie Orosco

Posted by Debbie Orosco - Salado, TX - Family   June 11, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Posted by Jeanne Jarvis - Austin, TX - Friend   June 11, 2017

Billy was my 1st cousin. Our dads, his the oldest, mine the youngest of 4, were brothers. We shared a lot of fun childhood memories....of catching lightening bugs, playing marbles, hide'n'seek, back yard parties, and visits to Ramsey Pool and playground.

While my family's home was being built (1948), I lived with Billy and his family on Sinclair Street so that I could start 1st grade at Rosedale Elementary. He was like a big brother to me, even though we drifted apart over the years. With an occasional telephone call we'd laugh together and catch up on life. I'll miss him.

Sally, Dwayne, and family, I'll pray for God's strength, comfort and love for each of you.
May many fond memories bring you joy.

Very sincerely, Martha Gayle Harty Rowley
Buda, Texas

Posted by Martha Rowley - Buda, TX - family   June 08, 2017

Please accept our condolences.

Posted by David Allen - Flint, TX - Friend   June 06, 2017

May God be your strength in this time of sorrow Matthew 5:4 "Happy are those who mourn since they will be comforted."

Posted by ~Words of comfort    June 04, 2017

Mr. Harty was such a kind man, even when he felt his worst. Condolences to your family, he will be missed by all of us at Dr. Kampe's office.

Posted by Selena Coffill - Austin, TX - Acquaintance   June 04, 2017

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