John Thomas Pettis Jr, left this life peacefully on June 25, 2020. He was born January 30, 1929 to John Pettis and Thelma Hickman Pettis. John, also known as Junior by many spent the first part of his working career at the Pop Cola Bottling Plant in Chipley. He later worked and retired from Florida Dept of Transportation as a bridge inspector.
He is proceeded in death by his parents; a brother James (Buck) Pettis and wife Mary Lena Pettis.
He is survived by wife; Margery Pettis, children; Randy and wife Leah Pettis, Margaret and husband Butch Harden, Glenda and husband Raymond Hartzog, Wanda and husband Scott Booth, Sandi and husband Floyd Aycock, Sharon and husband Curtis Carter, David and wife Marcetta Helms and Howard and wife Lee Helms, 18 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren, sisters; Betty Lois Fears, Arletha Williams, Joyce Carmichael; Brothers; David and wife Cindy Pettis and Danny Pettis.
Visitation was held Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 5:00-7:00PM at the First Freewill Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to either First Freewill Baptist Church Senior's Group 1387 South Blvd, Chipley, FL 32428, which John was a very active member of or the Gideon International 719 Griffin Rd, Chipley, FL 32428.
Published in Washington County News from Jul. 9 to Jul. 15, 2020.