Mt. Vernon Register-News

Obituaries

April 15, 2013

Wayne Pettit

Wayne E. Pettit, 77, of Mt. Vernon, died 7:10 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.

He was born Friday, Sept. 13, 1935, in Mt. Vernon, the son of George and Gladys Alice (Gordon) Pettit. He married Shirley King on April 10, 1955, at First Free Will Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon.

Wayne owned and operated Pettit Magnavox, television sales and repair in Mt. Vernon. He was a member and deacon of First Free Will Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, was a Sunday School teacher since 1960, and coached church league basketball. He was a member of the YMCA, Toastmasters Club of Mt. Vernon, was currently a foster grandparent at J.L. Buford School for five years, was an avid racquetball player, fan of Mt. Vernon Rams basketball and was a Ham radio operator.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Pettit of Mt. Vernon; two daughers, Carylle Sue Rankin and husband Gerald of Mt. Vernon and Christy Stoltman and husband Bob of Houston; four grandchildren, Anna Stoltman, R.J. Stoltman and Kirstin Stoltman of Houston and Jennifer Rankin of Mt. Vernon; great-grandchild, Jadon Rankin of Mt. Vernon; nephews, Billy Tom King, Rodney King and George Robert Lancaster; nieces, Miriam Brooks, Ronda McDowell, Melody Wilson and Kathy Smith; and brother-in-law, Bill King and wife Nadine of Mt. Vernon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mary Alice Elliott; and one nephew, Paul David Smith.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Free Will Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. David Shores, the Rev. Jesse Allen and the Rev. Phillip Kennedy officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at First Free Will Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the First Free Will Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences.

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