William Leroy Pettit
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CHILLICOTHE: William Leroy Pettit, 77, of Chillicothe, went to be with his Lord and Savior 1:02 am, Friday, May 24, 2013, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Bill was born October 31, 1935 in Chillicothe to the late William Pearl and Gladys Edith Thacker Pettit. On July 31, 1960 he married Carol Sue Ott, who died May 8, 1999.
Surviving are their children, Melanie (Michael) Murta, Portsmouth, Barbara (Larry) Heshiser, Conway, SC, Lori Ann Pettit, Orlando, FL, Violet Mae Pettit, Michaelle (David) Ware, Chillicothe, and Rachel (Jeffery) Richmond, Williamsport; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Wanda Sheets; also surviving is a step-son, Matt Trego, Chillicothe. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Gladys, Evelyn, Donna and Becky.
Mr. Pettit retired from the US Army as a Staff Sergeant and was a Vietnam War veteran. He was a former member of AMVETS Post 4.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Tuesday at the Haller Funeral Home, Rev. Chuck Ott officiating. Military graveside services, conducted by the Ross Co. Veterans Honor Guard, will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Soldiers Square. Friends may call 11-1 Tuesday at Haller's.
His online memorial register is available at www.HallerFuneralHome.com.
Haller Funeral Home
1661 Western Avenue
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on May 25, 2013