Tony David Pretty, August 18, 1947~January 21, 2017

Pretty, TonyTony David Pretty, 69, of Fayetteville, Arkansas passed away January 21, 2017. Born August 18, 1947 at Newport, Arkansas. He was the son of the late Edward and Clara Malone Pretty.

He was a proud Vietnam Veteran of the 70th Combat Engineers, Company A, from 1967 to 1968. He was a sharpshooter, received a National Defense Service Medal, a Campaign Medal while in Vietnam and a Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star.

Tony established Red Star Heating and Air in 1977 out of the post office in Red Star, Arkansas. His successful business is being carried on by his family.

Tony was active in the community, especially with his children and grandchildren’s activities.

He was a member of Hill Street Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Beverly Callaway Pretty, of the home; two sons, Travis Pretty and wife, Sunny and Trenton Pretty and wife, Laura, all of Elkins; one daughter, Tonette Pretty Weathers and husband, Kasey Weathers, of Fayetteville; 8 grandchildren, Braeden, Tinsley and Landry Pretty; Cooper, Easton and McKenzie Pretty; Reagan and Andrew Weathers; siblings, Edward Pretty, Jr, Louise Arney, Duva Routh, Mary Frederick, Dorsey Pretty, Daisy Shannon and Tracey Linebarger; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends and family.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 10:00 am at Beard’s Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 4-7pm at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be at the Fayetteville National Cemetery following the funeral services with Mr. Scott Gage officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: Hill Street Church of Christ, 1136 S. Hill Ave, Fayetteville, AR. 72701.

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    Judy Taylor » 23. Jan, 2017

    Beverly I am so sorry. It has been a long, difficult year for you and your family. Please know that John and I love you and lift you up in our prayers. May God give you strength to get through this painful time,

    Judy Taylor

    Patsy Johnson » 23. Jan, 2017

    I am think about you, am so sorry for your loss .

    Karen & Rex Baker » 23. Jan, 2017

    Tony will be missed. Your family is such a giving and loving family. Think of all the good things you have done together. Love to all

    Janice Johnson » 23. Jan, 2017

    Tonette I am so very sorry for you and your family’s loss. My heart hurts for you, I will keep you all in my prayers .

    Frankie Edwards » 23. Jan, 2017

    I am sorry to hear of your family’s loss. Sending prayers of peace and comfort.

    Broekema Hubert » 23. Jan, 2017

    Sorry for your loss, 70th Engr. Cudahy, Wisconsin, We were friends in Viet Nam,

    John Craven » 23. Jan, 2017

    On behalf of the A Co. 70th Combat Engineers who knew Tony, we send our sincere sympathy for Tony’s passing. We pray that God brings your family peace of mind and heart during this most difficult time. God’s richest blessings to you.

    Anthony & Norma Durbin » 23. Jan, 2017

    Beverly, our group of Vietnam Veterans who served with Company A, 70th Combat Engineers has lost yet another comrade. I consider it an honor to have served and known Tony in An Khe and Pleiku. Though small in stature, he was big in heart. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. I am so happy he was able to make our reunion last August. Norma and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.

    Doyle and Betty Faubus » 23. Jan, 2017

    Deep sympathy to you Beverely, and family

    Gary & Susie sachs » 23. Jan, 2017

    Our deepest sympathy to the family

    Brian Garner » 23. Jan, 2017

    My sincerest condolences on the passing of Tony. A really good guy who was always a pleasure to see.

    Name » 24. Jan, 2017

    So sorry for your loss . My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family .

    Reana Patrick & Judy Stout » 24. Jan, 2017

    sorry for your loss . Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family .

    Name » 24. Jan, 2017

    So sorry for your loss. My Dad, Bill Nichols (J & B Supply), thought a lot of Tony. I remember meeting him several times with Daddy. We will keep your family in our prayers.
    Galena Nichols Armer, Bill and Molly Ann Nichols
    Muldrow, Oklahoma

    Bobby & Marcia Howard » 24. Jan, 2017

    Our Deepest Sympathy

    Joey & Loyce Smith » 24. Jan, 2017

    Sorry for your loss, he was a good man. Praying for your family.

    Doug Young » 24. Jan, 2017

    It is sad to lose a comrade like Tony. I served with him in Vietnam, with the 70th Engineer Bn (Cbt),and remember him fondly. Doug Young

    Larry Lundeen » 24. Jan, 2017

    So Sorry for your loss, Tony and I served together in Pleiku, Vietnam. We didn’t always work together but passed one another at various times through out the time we was there, since that time we have had the good fortune to get together several times over the past Eight years at the reunions we been having. It’s been an honor knowing Tony and will miss him very much at future reunions. You have our greatest Sympathy for your loss….Larry & Linda

    Cindy Duncan » 24. Jan, 2017

    Travis & Family, I am so sorry for your loss, He had a long hard battle. He’s in a better place now.
    Your in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sue Carter » 24. Jan, 2017

    Beverly and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, Our church has been lifting you and Tony up during these difficult times.
    As my Dad would say to our family, “you’ve got that Calloway Blood” That was a good thing!! Meaning you will make it!

    Jim and Lynda Burke » 24. Jan, 2017

    We are so proud to have had Tony as a friend. He was the kindest and hardworking man we’ve known. We are going to miss him.

    Fred Wages » 24. Jan, 2017

    May god bless you and your family w/love

    Jerry Ebbing » 24. Jan, 2017

    Diane and myself would to extend our codolances to Tony’s wife (Beverly) and family! Tony and I served in Vietnam together. I am very blessed to have known Tony and Beverly and all the reunions we able to attend together . May God bless the Pretty Family

    James Hawkins » 24. Jan, 2017

    Our thoughts and prayers to Beverly and the family! Tony was a great guy and a wonderful friend thru the years! Jim,Carol,and Bonnie Hawkins

    Carolyn Roberts » 24. Jan, 2017

    To the family of Tony Pretty, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person and I consider an honor to have known him. God be with you and your family in the days to come.

    Suzy Brooks » 24. Jan, 2017

    Tony was a very special man who always helped out wherever he could. We used his services on more than one occasion. My prayers go out to his family in this difficult time. Remember all the good times. I know there must be many of them. Beverly, I am so sorry he suffered so, and therefore so did you. However, it will get better. I know from experience as I lost my Bill in 2003. I talk to him everyday and he gives me advice and comforts me.

    Dan & Judy Morgan » 24. Jan, 2017

    We are so sorry for your loss. Tony was a great man and will be missed by many.

    Name » 24. Jan, 2017

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Tony was such a good man and always kind. May god guide you and comfort you at this difficult time.
    God Bless
    Jack & Linda Van Brunt
    Bobby & Winona Wagner

    Name » 24. Jan, 2017

    Tony always had a smile. He loved Beverly , those kids and grandkids to the moon. This man was loved by so many in this community.
    God Bless you all.
    Brian & Missh Todd

    Pat & Karen Pritchard » 24. Jan, 2017

    We were so sorry to hear about Tony. He was a great person. May God bless you and give you pease during this difficult time. Pat and Karen

    Russell and Meg Smith » 24. Jan, 2017

    Beverly and family-we are so sorry to hear about the passing of Tony. We are praying for peace and comfort for you all during this time of grief.

    Bill and Sheila Reagan and family » 24. Jan, 2017

    When we got on the website to extend our condolences we couldn’t help but read all of the ones before ours. What a testament for Tony. He was a hard worker and would help you any way he could. He was a good businessman, father, and husband. We were proud to be your neighbors.

    Terry Shannon » 24. Jan, 2017

    I remember the horrible Vietnam years. Vietnam veterans and families always have a special place in my heart. We all persevered those extraordinary times. Tony has now received the “Ultimate and Eternal Welcome Home and Well Done” in the loving arms of GOD. You remain in my thoughts and prayers.

    Austin » 25. Jan, 2017

    We will be praying for you all…Tony was a one of a kind Man…And he raised amazing kids, and a beautiful wide by his side…If you need anything at all please don’t hesitate to reach out.
    Love you All

    Name » 25. Jan, 2017

    Beverly we are truly sorry for your loss. We are praying for your family.

    James and Rayelene Dorsey
    Hildalily’s Flea Market

    Phillip Norvell » 25. Jan, 2017

    Tony and I coached the little league baseball team together in the early 1980′s.
    We had a great time and have been friends ever since. I always enjoyed visiting with him every time we crossed each other’s path. I am sorry for your loss and i will miss him.
    Phillip Norvell

    Pam Johnson » 25. Jan, 2017

    So sorry for your loss. I met Tony when I needed some HVAC work back in the 90s and he became a friend. Who wasn’t his friend after meeting him? Appreciate his service to our country, providing dependable service, and for his friendship. Enjoyed hearing his stories and was sorry that his health declined over the years, due to his service. He is and will be missed.

    Linda Rogers of Langham Realty » 25. Jan, 2017

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Tony. He has been a valued contractor for us for years. He also put in my new furnace/AC in my personal home. He has always been such a friendly person to visit with whenever he would come to do a yearly checkup. He has always treated me very well as a customer
    I will miss his stories.
    My prayers will be with his family.
    Linda Rogers

    Name » 25. Jan, 2017

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you and all your family during this heartbreaking time. Tony was such a good hearted and hard working man he will be missed and thought about often. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.
    Daryl and Brenda Ogden

    Richard & Saundra Evans » 25. Jan, 2017

    We were saddened earlier this week as we learned of Tony’s passing. We got to know Tony as he helped us annually with an inspection of our A/C system in advance of the Summer. He was always very friendly and helpful. As he was typically very overscheduled during that season, it may be evening before he could arrive. He would always visit for a time with us surrounding the service call. Several times, as he arrived around dinner time, he would share a meal with us. Especially if Saundra had something fresh prepared out of the garden. We always enjoyed seeing him.

    Although this is a sad time for the family, his friends, and former customers, we rejoice that he is now safe with our Lord and Savior!

    We’ll miss Tony!

    Richard and Twila Blaschke » 25. Jan, 2017

    Beverly and family,
    We are so deeply sorry for your great loss. We are thinking and praying for you. Much love sent to you.

    Cecil & Sharalene Jones » 25. Jan, 2017

    We are so very saddened to hear of your loss. Tony will be missed greatly. He was an awesome fellow.

    Robert Ross » 25. Jan, 2017

    Sincere condolences for all his family and friends. Such a wonderful man will always be remembered but greatly missed!

    A T Smith » 26. Jan, 2017


    Vel Moses » 29. Jan, 2017

    My deepest condolences to the family for a man that was cornerstone of the community. An outstanding person I was fortunate enough to work with in the construction world and also be able to see in his greatest joy and role as a part of sports world supporting the growth of his children in Elkins and grandchildren as well in youth sports. He definitely left a model for his children and grandchildren to follow on behalf of the family name.

    Vel Moses

    Jackie Williams » 30. Jan, 2017

    Beverly so sorry for your loss of Tony. Prayers for your family.

    Robert Williams » 31. Jan, 2017

    We are so very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful and caring man. You are in our families thoughts and prayers.

    tom eleanor motta » 31. Jan, 2017

    so sorry to hear of the passing of tony he will be miss by all he was a hell of a guy tom motta

    Tammy Scribner » 02. Feb, 2017

    Tonette, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I wish that I had known sooner. He was a very nice man. He worked on our houses for many years. Love Tammy

    Dan & Anita Spencer » 03. Feb, 2017

    Beverly, so sorry for your loss. Didn’t know of his death until too late. We will miss him a bunch. He was our go to guy when we had heat & air problems.