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Thomas S. Petty

Obituary
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Thomas Scott Petty

52, of Indianapolis, unexpectedly passed away on May 1st, 2013. He was born March 12th, 1961 in Monticello, IN to the parents of Jerry Petty and Linda Downey. He graduated from Lawrence Central High School in 1979, excelling in Basketball, Football and Track. Tom was a two-time All-County choice and All-State selection in 1977 and 1978. He was awarded the Marion County Athlete of the Year in 1979.

He also set several school records and lettered in all three sports. He went on to pursue his passion and talent for Football at the University of Kentucky, graduating with a degree in Business. His love for the outdoors led him to Colorado and eventually to Nebraska where he started his family and established a successful career. In 2009 he and his family returned to his home state of Indiana.

In life he enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending cherished time with his family, especially his children. He was also an avid sports fan and participant. He especially enjoyed attending any High School Sporting Event. He was an extremely personable individual who did not know a stranger.

He is survived by his children, Danielle Raine, Cameron Thomas and their mother, Tara, of Greenwood. He also leaves behind his mother and father, Jerry Petty and Linda Downey, as well as a stepmother and stepfather; sisters, Kari, Debbie, Jessica and brother Tim, in addition to several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many great friends.

Visitation hours will be held on Monday, May 6, 2013 from 3 p.m. until the memorial service at 5 p.m. in Greenwood Christian Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be directed to the Petty Children Educational Fund, c/o Danielle and Cameron Petty, P.O. Box 322 Greenwood IN 46142.

Arrangements handled by Bell Mortuary & Crematory, Shangrila Chapel . Online Condolences can be made at:

bellmortuary.com

Published in the The Indianapolis Star from May 4 to May 5, 2013
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