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David L. Pettis

August 10, 1955 January 29, 2019
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On August 10, 1955, David Lee was born in Crewe, VA to Fred M Pettis and Dorothy K. (Pettis) Jennings, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by s sister, Ruth Rather.

David was educated in the Nottoway County School System. He accepted the Lord at an early age and was baptized at Union Baptist Church.

David was called home to rest from his labors on January 2019 at his family home.

David married JoAnn Tucker and to this union one son was born, David (DJ) Pettis, Jr. He helped to rear his stepson Shawn Palmer who preceded him in death in March 2011.

He worked various construction jobs before he went to work for Norfolk and Southern Railroad. He retired on disability after 22 years of service. After retiring he became his own boss and began his own logging business Pettis Harvesting and Thinning/Trucking.

David had a love for spending time with his grandchildren, who affectionately called him “Papa”, watching sports on television, and tinkering with and talking about race cars. He even fulfilled his dream of building his very own 1992 Chevy Super Stock race car. He will truly be missed by his family and friends.

He leaves to cherish his memory: one son, David, Jr; one grandson, Daveon, and one granddaughter Sarai; one sister Gwendolyn; two brothers, Ralph and Gregory; two sisters-in-law, Denise and Dione; and one brother-in-law, Larry; two aunts, Barbara (Chick) and Dallas; three uncles, Matthew, Warren, and Fred and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral Services Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 12:00 noon from W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home Chapel, Blackstone. Interment Knight Family Cemetery, Crewe.

W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.


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