Walter Raleigh PETTEWAY

PETTEWAY, Walter Raleigh, 83, of Lakeland, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2012, due to lung cancer. He was born in Lakeland on April 3, 1929, to Charles N. and Frances Petteway. Raleigh attended Lakeland High School, Florida Southern, and graduated from the University of Florida in 1950. He went to work for Travelers Insurance Co. in Tampa and became the youngest Claims Manager in the company. Transfers took him to Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale where he retired in 1991. He and his wife, Marian Toothman Petteway, returned to Lakeland where they opened Reflections of the Past. Raleigh was preceded in death by his wife, Marian and a son, Walter Raleigh Petteway, III. He is survived by his children, Sandra Hodgens, Susan Caudill, Thomas Petteway and Mary Petteway; sister, Nell Petteway Talcott (Ron Talcott); and niece, Nell Elizabeth Talcott Breckinridge. Raleigh also leaves behind four grandchildren, Brian and Katie Caudill, and Kyle and Kevin Petteway. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823. Arrangements are by Gentry-Morrison Cremation Center

Published in on Oct. 31, 2012