William H. Gettings was born in Cape Giradeau, Missouri to Elbert and Ruth Heeb Gettings on May 7, 1940. On August 10, 2011 he passed away at the Clinton Health Care and Rehab Center in Clinton, Missouri
He grew up in Chaffee, Missouri and graduated from high school there. On July 13, 1962 he was united in marriage to Stephen Lynn Peal. They spent much in Chaffee, Missouri where he worked for the Cotton Belt Railroad. He retired after 32 years of service and moved to Lowry City, Missouri where he resided until his death.
He was an avid hunter and a member of Ducks Unlimited. He loved hunting and fishing with his sons and friends.
He was preceded in death by one son Richard in 2007 and one brother, Phillip.
William is survived by his wife, Stephen of 49 years of the home, one son Keith, of the east coast; one granddaughter, K.C. Gettings of the state of Washington.