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Walter Edward Pettus

SoVaNow.com / March 06, 2018


Walter Edward Pettus, age 74 of Boydton, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Chippenham Hospital, Richmond. He was born in Mecklenburg County on Feb. 27, 1943 to the late Thomas Edward Pettus and Ida Pettus Townes.

Walter attended Mecklenburg County Public Schools and was employed as a truck driver in Richmond. for 13-1/2 years. He was quite the jokester who enjoyed a good laugh. He loved to transport neighbors and friends to wherever they needed to go. His hobbies included gardening and working on automobiles.

He is survived by six sisters, Larnell Ruth Jones, Carrie Andrews, and Emma Goldman (Lloyd) all of Richmond, Clara Jenkins of Gwen Oaks, Md., PeNey Ampy (Timothy) of Atlanta, and Maria Edwards of Clifton Forge, a special aunt, Carey Bowers of Boydton; godbrother, Leon Mosley of Richmond, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the love of his life, his daughter, Ida Pettus; stepfather, William Townes; and four brothers, Thomas Edward Jr., Wayland Albert, Robert Lee and James Henry Pettus.

He will be dearly missed.

All services were private and arrangements entrusted to Wilson and Associates Funeral Service.

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