Friday, February 6, 2015

James Edward Petty Sr. (February 5, 2015)

James Edward Petty Sr., 78 of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Thursday February 5, 2015 at 12:38 PM at his residence. He was born March 4, 1936 in Cookeville, Tennessee the son of the late James “Jim” & Lola (Sweargin) Petty. He was retired from Airstream and was an apprentice Auctioneer.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his son: Gary Petty; brother: Kenny Petty; sisters: Imojean Smith, Juanita Long ,& Linda.

He is survived by his wife: Donna (Burnside) Petty of Versailles whom he married March 11, 1961 his children & spouses: Pam & Kent Beisner of Greenville, Ed & Angie Petty of Russia, Patty & Chris Jenkinson of Versailles, Richard & Sheryl Petty of Piqua, & Connie & Cindy of Florida; 21 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brothers & sisters in law: Mitch & Janice Petty, Ron & Sue Petty, Charles & Linda Petty, & Steven Petty; sisters & brothers in law: Lois & Richard Hardesty, Lib Wright, & Donna & Dan Mayo; brother in law: Garnard Smith.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio with Pastor Dennis Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Osgood Rescue.

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