Donald Hilton Petty, 92, of Nokomis, passed away on June 28, 2014 at 5:40 p.m. at Pana Community Hospital in Pana. He was born on December 17, 1921 in Nokomis; the son of John and Lillian (Epley) Petty. He married Helen Loretta Bolte on November 15, 1943 in St. Charles, MO. He was the owner/operator of Tri-R-Disposal. Mr. Petty was a member of Nokomis Lodge #456 A.F. & A.M. since November 13, 1961. He also belonged to the Ansar Shrine, Christian County Shrine Club and the Nokomis Lions Club. He was a Volunteer Fireman and the Assistant Chief in Nokomis, Mr. Petty was also on the Nokomis City Council and the Montgomery County Board.
He is survived by his wife, Helen of Nokomis; sons: Joe (Kathy) Petty of Hillsboro; Dennis Petty and Companion Jan of Witt; Jerry (Sue) Petty of Litchfield; John (Mary) Petty of Nokomis; Rodney (Susan) Petty of Taylorville; Randy (Penny) Petty of Nokomis and Chris Petty of Nokomis; grandchildren: Shelly Karcher, Brandon Petty, Robin Petty, Jill Flynn, Michelle Miles, Amanda Keele, Sarah Petty, Jessica Durbin, Dalton Petty, Kyra Petty eleven great grandchildren; six step-grandchildren and seven step-great grandchildren. He was preceded in passing by his parents, daughter: Diann Petty; son: Reginald Petty and grandson: Nick Petty.
Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis. Funeral Services will be held 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis. The funeral services will be officiated by Rev. Terry Walters with the assistance of Rev. Steve Williams. Burial will be in Nokomis Cemetery, Nokomis.
Memorials: Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2001 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131-3597
Arrangements by Sutton Funeral Home, Nokomis, Illinois
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