Rev. Harville Petty

Rev. Harville Petty

Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 4:40 pm

The Rev. Harville Petty, 88, of Union City went home to be with the Lord at 1:20 p.m. Oct. 22, 2012, at his home.
Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. The Revs. Jerry Leggett and Eddie Mallonee will officiate. Entombment will follow in Obion County Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until the hour of services Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Second Baptist Church, 831 North Everett Blvd., Union City, TN 38261.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Dana Elizabeth Jackson of Clinton, Ky., Holly Nicole O’Neal of Paducah, Ky., Charles David “Dave” Sanders Jr. and Justin Dallas Sanders, both of Huntingdon, and Jason Lee Sanders of Buena Vista; and his great-grandson, Jonathan Lane Jackson of Clinton.
Honorary pallbearers will be Charles David “Sandy” Sanders Sr., Milas Edward Fitzgerald, Bill Ross and William “Cotton” Perryman.
The Rev. Petty was born April 17, 1924, in Hickman County, Tenn., son of the late Thomas Lee and Martha A. (Shanes) Petty.
He married Colleen E. (Fitzgerald) Petty Feb. 1, 1945. She survives. He served as an insurance salesman for 27 years and a southern Baptist minister for 35 years.
The Rev. Petty was a Shriner and a member of the Rizpah Temple in Madisonville, Ky., and was a Mason and a member of Blue Lodge 172 in Fulton. He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Union City.
The Rev. Petty is also survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Carolyn E. and Robert “Buzz” Daugherty and Norma Kay and John M. Kelly, all of Clinton, and Katherine Annette Sanders of Lexington; his sister, Faye Cooper of Kenton; and four great-grandchildren, Wyatt Lee Sanders and Analee Elizabeth Sanders, both of Buena Vista, Charlee Danette Sanders of Huntingdon and Jonathan Lane Jackson of Clinton.
He was preceded in death by three sisters; and five brothers.
To leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home website at www.emfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Messenger 10.23.12

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