Bruce W. Pettet VIRGINIA BEACH - Bruce Williams Pettet died at his home May 14, 2009. Bruce was born Feb. 5, 1930. He lived in the 1400 block of Claudia Drive, Virginia Beach, with Joyce Ann Morris Pettet, his wife of almost 50 years, who survives. Bruce is also survived by his son, Brian Pettet; his daughter, Kathleen Essex; his son-in-law, Rick Essex; and grandchildren, Virginia and Erik Essex. As a youth, Bruce was a fine singer. He was a member of the choirs of Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church and St. Andrews Episcopal Church, both in Norfolk. In later life, he attended Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach where he also was a choir member. For many years, Bruce operated his own truck hauling business. For relaxation, he enjoyed gardening. He had a talent for calligraphy and his services were sought after by friends and family. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Old Donation Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Old Donation Church Music Fund for St. Cecilia's Choir, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. Cremation Society of Virginia, Virginia Beach office, is assisting.
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Published by The Virginian-Pilot on May 27, 2009.