Ervin (LeRoy) Pettit
July 2, 1930 – July 30, 2017
LeRoy Pettit, 87, of Bryan, passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017, in Bryan. A visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at the funeral home. Funeral service honoring his life will be 10 am Friday, August 4, 2017, at the funeral home. Graveside Military Honors by the Air Force will be at the graveside service immediately following. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers Bryan-College Station.
LeRoy was born to Lester Pettit and Goldie Kemple Pettit on July 2, 1930, in Otisco, Indiana. He joined the United States Air Force in 1951. LeRoy married his first wife, Bernice Vaughn in 1954, while stationed at Bryan Air Base, they had four children. They moved to Wichita Falls, where Bernice passed away in 1971, which led to LeRoy retiring from the Air Force. He and the children then resided in Bryan.
In 1971, LeRoy began working for Gulf (now K.D. Timmons) in Bryan. It was during this time, he began courting his second wife, Mildred who had two children. In 1972, LeRoy and Mildred were married, uniting two families into one. LeRoy and Mildred raised their family on 24th Street in Bryan, all the while he worked 12 -15 hour days as a Fuel Delivery driver for K.D. Timmons. He loved what he did and took great pride in working. The family jokes that he only retired because he was “forced” to. Up until his passing, you could always spot LeRoy in his white Chevron uniform shirt and he spent many hours “visiting” the office. He loved spending time with his work family.
If LeRoy wasn’t working or spending time with his family, you could find him “treasure hunting” at Wolf Pen Car Wash. He loved sifting through the vacuum cleaners-finding all things shiny that had been picked up. He always had trinkets and stories to tell about the items he found. LeRoy was also an avid reader; he loved receiving his book club packages in the mail. All who knew him will remember LeRoy as a quiet and gentle soul.
He is preceded in death by his parents Lester and Goldie; his first wife Bernice Vaughn Pettit; his second wife Mildred Kirby Pettit; his brothers Elmer Pettit and Richard Pettit.
He is survived by his sons Doug Pettit, John Pettit and wife Jenny, and James Petti; his daughters Mary Chenault, Anna Neff, and Carol Bounds and husband Bobby; his brothers Kenneth Pettit and wife Paula, of Jeffersonville, IN., Gilbert Pettit and wife Carol, of Manchester, TN; his sisters-in-laws Mary Pettit and Arsie Pettit; his sister Mary Price, of Jeffersonville, IN; LeRoy loved his eighteen grandchildren and thirty-three great grandchildren.
LeRoy’s family asked that your memorial donation be given to the Crestview Benevolent Fund, 2505 East Villa Maria Road, Bryan, Texas 77802 in Memory of LeRoy Pettit.
Serving as active Pallbearers are Josn Neff, Tommy Joe Goodson, Clifton Sanderson, Cory Bounds, Jacob German, and Johnny Bounds.
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