Raymond E. Petty

Born: Tue., Jun. 27, 1939
Died: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 02, 2019
Location: Woodsfield

Funeral Service

1:30 PM Sun., Mar. 03, 2019
Location: Woodsfield

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     Raymond E. Petty, 79, of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the Arbors of Woodsfield, Ohio.

        He was born near Antioch, Ohio on June 27, 1939 a son of the late Ralph Petty and Mildred Brown.

        He was a retired fuel distributor and former owner of the Woodsfield Bottled Gas Company, Woodsfield, Ohio. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Woodsfield, Ohio; a U.S. Army veteran; a member of Monroe Lodge #189, F.& A.M., Woodsfield, Ohio; a member of Order of Eastern Star #268, Woodsfield, Ohio; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Cambridge, Ohio and served on the board of the Monroe County Airport Authority and the Woodsfield Savings Bank.

        Raymond had his own airplane and enjoyed flying in his spare time, was an avid reader, and doing crossword puzzles. He also enjoyed spending time with his family.

        In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Christman Petty on October 2, 2009; one brother, Charles “Fred” Petty; two sisters, Glenda Lohri and Sara Weddle Cleveland.

        Surviving are two daughters, Kim (Carl) Whitacre of Graysville, Ohio, Krista Mann of Springfield, Virginia; three grandchildren, Carl Edward Whitacre, Caleb Mann, Addison Mann; and one great-grandson, Tyler Whitacre.

        Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019 where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2019 with Chaplin Herb Alexander of Stonerise Home Hospice.

        Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.

        Memorial contributions may be made to Crossed Paws Animal Shelter, 41383 Stonehouse Rd, Woodsfield, OH 43793.

        Masonic services will be held Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.


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Barbara Reischman
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Seeing this makes my heart sad. My deepest sympathies to the family. Raymond was one of a kind. Fly high sir.

Dave Shackle
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Sorry to hear of Raymond's passing. I done business with him when I was at ODOT there in Woodsfield. I also bought his blue and white F-150 when he traded it in at Knowlton Ford, some years back. I really enjoyed that truck. Enjoyed talking to him and his smile. God Bless.

Cheryl J Skinner, Military Veterans Musuem
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Raymond E. Petty, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Raymond E. Petty, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Bart & Joyce Wiggins
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
Dear Kim and Krista,
We are sorry to hear of you Dad's passing. We so enjoyed visiting with him at the restaurant several times a week while he was still at home. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you lay your dear one to rest.
Love Bart and Joyce Wiggins

Sheilla Wise and family..
   Posted Sat March 02, 2019
Kim, Krista and Families;
My deepest and heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your Dad. I thought the world of your Mom and Dad.. Very nice people. Us girls, hate loosing our Dad's, and my deepest sympathies to you both! I'll forever cherish the memories of days gone by, at the carry out, and he and your Mom coming in for a chat. The good ones are leaving, and I guess we just cherish the memories..of them all. God Bless you Both, and Your Families through this difficult time.
Forever in our Hearts,
Sheilla and Family..

Beth Domingue
   Posted Sat March 02, 2019
Krista and Kim, my deepest sympathies for your father’s passing. May he Rest In Peace, surrounded by your mother and his heavenly family. Take comfort in knowing that he is now whole in body and spirit. May God bless you and keep you during this difficult time.
Love, Beth and Rin Domingue.

Ronda Piatt
   Posted Sat March 02, 2019
Sorry for the loss of a parent is heartbreaking.Raymond was a energetic and always working family man .Kim may peace and kindness be with you and your family .

Aaron and Betty Rousenberg
   Posted Sat March 02, 2019
Kim we are sorry for the passing of your father. He was such an amazing man. We still miss seeing him at BFS with Joe. He was always such a delight! Prayers for you all.

Stossie Baldwin
   Posted Sat March 02, 2019
Dear Krista and Kim,

I am very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I know this is a most difficult time for you, and want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.


Michelle Christman
   Posted Sat March 02, 2019
Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers now and in the days ahead.

Cindy Schumacher
   Posted Wed March 06, 2019
Kim, I am sorry to see this, I always liked your dad. He will be with Hazel.

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