Marshall Pettis (1926 - 2018)

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PIQUA — Marshall Pettis, age 91, of Piqua, OH, passed away at 7:34 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at Piqua Manor Nursing Home. He was born in Looxahoma, Mississippi, on Nov. 3, 1926, to the late Newell and Hattie (Langston) Pettis Sr.

Marshall is survived by one son: Hosea R. Pettis, Tunica, MS; one brother: Robert Pettis, MS; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one nephew: James and Rose Pettis, Piqua.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Newell Pettis Jr. and Raymond Pettis; two sisters: Doris Pettis and Louise Pettis.

Marshall worked at Val Decker Packing Co., Piqua, OH, for 26 years and then for the City of Piqua for five years before retiring in 1991. Marshall loved hunting and fishing.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, with Pastor Labarron Cox officiating. Family will receive friends Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua.

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Piqua, OH 45356
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Published in Piqua Daily Call from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2018