Jesse Franklin Pettit

Jesse Franklin Pettit

Age 78, Stanley, Va.

Jesse Franklin Pettit, 78, of Stanley, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2022. 

He was born on April 7, 1944, in Stanley and was a son of the late Ivan Ellis Pettit and Reba Lee Gray Pettit. 

Jesse owned and operated the Gulf Station in Stanley in the early 1980s. He retired from ARA with close to 30 years of service. 

On November 3, 1964, he married Josephine Ellen Meadows Pettit, who died on July 31, 2022. 

He is survived by a son, Jason Pettit and wife Leigh Ann of Stanley; a daughter, Kym Cave and husband Steve of Stanley; one granddaughter, Holly Printz of Stanley; and one great-granddaughter, Hallie Jo Printz of Stanley.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Weldon, Vincent, Randolph and James Pettit; and four sisters, Virginia Good, Frances Breeden, Mary Wallace and Victoria Long. 

A private graveside service will be conducted on Monday, December 12, at the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery in Luray by the Rev. Donnie Sherfey.

Arrangements are being handled by The Bradley Funeral Home in Luray, Va.

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