HOUSTON – Vester Clark “Buck” Pettit, 75, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a lengthy illness. A Houston native, he was born Oct. 8, 1937, to Clarence Pettit and Audrey Mae Clark Pettit.
In his earlier career he worked for the Coca Cola Bottling Company. He later worked with Chickasaw County and retired after 30 years of service. He was a dedicated member of Pearson Chapel Church. An avid gardener, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards and dominoes with his family and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Peggy Ruth Dodson Pettit; his four children, Jerry Pettit (Tammy), Linda Pettit McKell (Stewart) of Tupelo, Mike Pettit (Christy) and Sharon Pettit Stevens (Mark) of Houston; 12 grandchildren, Chris Hill (Ellen) of Shannon, Lance Pettit of Houston, Anna Hill Wozinak (Anthony) of Scottsdale, Ariz., Mark Allen Stevens of Houlka, Shane Pettit of Orlando, Fla., Cyndell Linley of Houston, John Taylor Stevens of Houston, Laken Pettit of Tupelo, Makenzie Pettit of Houston, Anna Ragen Pettit of Houston, Eric Smith (Kathi) of Houston and Amanda Smith of Tupelo; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, James Marion Pettit (Norma), Delbert Pettit (Helen) and Prentiss Pettit (Treacer); two sisters, Louise McGee (Doc Wayne) and Virginia Spencer; and many nieces and nephews
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Oneal Pettit and Mervin Pettit; four sisters, Olene Vance, Ruby McCardle, Pearlie Dulaney and Jean Walters.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Houston Funeral Home. Bro. Scott Samuel will officiate. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Dulaney, Kenneth Funderburk, Jimmy James, Joe Loftin, Jimmy Pettit and David Gene Walters.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Houston Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Pearson Chapel Church, 512 County Road 24, Houston, MS 38851 to help rebuild the sanctuary that burned July 26, 2013.
Friends and family may sign the online register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.
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