Thomas L. Petitt

March 22, 1941 - December 24, 2013

03/22/1941 - 12/24/2013

Past Services

Visitation
Friday December 27, 2013
3:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mud Creek Baptist Church
403 Rutledge Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28739
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Memorial
Friday December 27, 2013
5:00 pm
Mud Creek Baptist Church
403 Rutledge Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28739
Directions

Thomas L. Petitt, 72, of Flat Rock, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, December 24, 2013.

A native of LaFollette, TN, he was a son of the late William Everett and Mary Elizabeth Kirkland Petitt. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Mary Lou Lindsey and his maternal grandparents, Ida and Roscoe Kirkland.

He was a graduate of East Tennessee State University and was an avid fan of Tennessee football. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He loved spending time with his family and his beloved dogs, Missy and Sophie, and especially cherished every moment spent with his grandchildren.

Mr. Petitt is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Jeannie Anderson Petitt; two daughters, Symantha Gragg and her husband Shane and Heather Barnette and her husband Jimmy; two grandchildren, Thomas Barnette and Marina Gragg, all of Hendersonville; his brother, John Lindsey and his wife Lois of Caryville, TN; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service with military honors will be at 5:00 pm Friday, December 27, at Mud Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Greg Mathis will officiate. The family will receive guests from 3:30 until 5:00 pm prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Ridge Humane Society, 1214 Greenville Highway Hendersonville, NC 28792.

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John Whitmire
8 years ago

Dear Symantha, I was saddened to hear of your father’s passing last week. I wanted you to know that you, Heather, your mom and the rest of your family are in our thoughts at this difficult time.

With deepest sympathy,

john

Ana
8 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. Hope these words give you a new hope.

CAROLE JACKSON
8 years ago

I’LL SURE MISS MY FRIEND – JUST LIKE MY BROTHER – HAVE BEEN FRIENDS FOR ABOUT 68 YEARS – I LOVED HIM AND CHERISH ALL THE GOOD TIMES THAT WE HAD TOGETHER

Cheryl Lindsey
8 years ago

Jeanie i am so sorry for your loss praying for you and your family.

Lou & Mary Orecchio
8 years ago

Jeannie, Symantha & Heather, We are so very sorry to learn of your loss. We have always held Tom and you in the highest regard. It is true — our hearts go to Heaven a piece at a time. With deepest sympathy, Lou & Mary

Mike Stanley
8 years ago

Jeannie, Samantha & Heather. I am so very sorry for your loss. Tom was a good man. I remember the times Tom & I went out on storm duty together around the country. We used to have many conversations about various subjects. But, the one subject that he always talked about the most and with the most pride was “Jeannie & his girls”. I have never met anyone that loved his family more or was more proud of them. Keep that thought in your heart through this trying time. Tom will be missed by many.

Brian Justice
8 years ago

I am very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Brian

Mike & Kasey Gilliam
8 years ago

We are lifting yall in prayer and will see you tomorrow evening. Please let us know if there is anything you need?

We are so sorry, Mike and Kasey

April Griffis and Shelia Guice
8 years ago

Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear,just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.We are thinking of you during this very sad time. We love you.

David and Lori Hampton
8 years ago

We love you Mrs Petitt! You and your family are in our prayers.