Larry Pettis Sr.
1953 - 2020
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GALESBURG - Larry Pettis Sr., 67, Galesburg, died at 9:07 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.

Larry was born Jan. 19, 1953, in Wheatley, Arkansas, the son of Elmer and Doris E. (Morrison) Pettis Sr.

Larry is survived by his mother, Doris Pettis of Galesburg; one son, Larry (April Lopez) Pettis Jr. of Galesburg; three daughters, Tina Hornbneak of Iowa, Rana Nelson of Galesburg and Denishia Davis; and seven grandchildren. Larry is also survived by two sisters, Bobbie (Willie) Martin of Eastpointe, Michigan, and Verna Pettis of Galesburg; and one brother, Elmer (Mary) Pettis Jr. of Georgia.

Along with his father, Larry was preceded in death by his longtime partner, Carol Williams, in 2011.

Larry served in the U.S. Army. Never afraid of hard work, Larry was a self-employed tuck pointer for over 36 years and was still working. He enjoyed fishing and hunting in his younger years. His family was important to him and he enjoyed having everyone over for barbecue. He attended Star of Bethlehem and Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

Private family services will be held. A walk-through visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at Watson Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory. Due to restrictions in place pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, face masks, social distancing and limited occupancy will be enforced. Memorials may be made to the family in c/o of Watson Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.watsonthomas.com.

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Published in The Register-Mail on Nov. 19, 2020.
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November 20, 2020
I've known Larry for many years. He has always been a sweet person. My husband Raymond and Larry you should go fishing all the time. Play football out in their yard with the kids they were very good friends. He will sadly be missed. He left a lot of fun memories. You rest in peace Larry God bless
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