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In loving memory of
Roy Petty Jr
  • October 23, 1943
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  • December 25, 2022

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Roy Petty, 79 of Venice FL passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family on Dec 25 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Doris Petty and his beloved grandson Justin Eric Simmons.

Roy is survived by Phyllis, his wife of 58 years, daughters Kristie Simmons (Ron) and Kim Petty all of Botetourt County, Son-in-law Jason Bramlett. Grandchildren Taylor Carlson (Noah), Connor Bramlett, Josh Simmons and Jeremy Simmons. Also survived by sisters Nancy Simmons (Richard), Sarah Rawlings (Glenn) and Ruth Bush (Ed), brother Charlie Petty (Pam) and brother-in-law Gene Simmons (Phyllis).

Roy graduated from Lord Botetourt High School in 1962 where he excelled in football, basketball and baseball and where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. It was also there he found the love of his life, Phyllis. Roy graduated from VPI, now Virginia Tech.

Roy’s main focus was family and hard work the majority of his life. His entrepreneurial spirit lead him down many new business paths. Never one to sit still for long, his hard work enabled him to enjoy golf, hunting and fishing. His most prized possession was his “hunting camp”. He loved spending time in the mountains hunting and watching deer and turkey.

In his latter years he resided in FL. He continued to live an active life until the debilitating disease of dementia stole everything he loved. He will be greatly missed, and we are comforted by our confidence that he now resides in Heaven.

No service will be scheduled immediately. A private ceremony will be scheduled at a later date.

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  1. Faye Scott says:
    30 Dec 2022
    Phyllis, Kristie, Kim,
    Ron & I are so sorry to hear about Roy! He was a delightful man who loved family & friends.
    We,too, have experienced that terrible disease in our family & know he is happy & free with the angels. Prayers to you.

  2. Linda L Morgan says:
    30 Dec 2022
    John and I send our heartfelt sympathies to you and your family, Phyllis. I experienced the sad journey of dementia with my sister, Jeanette. It is a comfort to know that he is at peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you adjust to life without him.
    Linda and John Morgan

  3. Mary Farrell-Jacobs says:
    30 Dec 2022
    Our deepest condolences, may God's love keep your family comforted in the months and years ahead. We will keep you all in our prayers.
    DJ, Mary & Ben Jacobs

  4. Pam Roatenberry lit a candle:
    30 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 30, 2022 at 12:14:13 AM

  5. Ann Sloane says:
    29 Dec 2022
    Our sincere sympathies and condolences for your entire family. Steve and I feel blessed that we had the privilege of knowing him. He was so friendly and sweet. Reading about his wonderful life filled with so many achievements, sports, career and most of all his beautiful family made me smile. Our prayers are with you all…I know your faith and family will see you through. God bless Roy and may he Rest In Peace.

  6. Deana Bronson lit a candle:
    29 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 29, 2022 at 12:01:33 PM

  7. Kathy Uveges says:
    29 Dec 2022
    Phyllis, Kristie, and Kim- I know no words that can take your pain away but I found a poem that may comfort you in the coming days. Keeping you all close to my heart and in prayer. All my love, Kathy

    God saw you were tired
    When a cure was not to be
    So He wrapped his arms around you
    and whispered "come to me"
    You didn't deserve what you went through
    So He gave you rest
    God's garden must be beautiful
    He only takes the best
    And When I saw you sleeping
    So peaceful and free from pain
    I could not wish you back
    To suffer that again

  8. Kathy Uveges lit a candle:
    29 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 29, 2022 at 12:58:32 PM

  9. Linda Fiorentino says:
    29 Dec 2022
    We are deeply saddened to hear about Roy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace. He was such a wonderful and kind man. He will be deeply missed by us all.

  10. Pat Deel says:
    29 Dec 2022
    I went to school with both Roy and his wife. I remember Roy as being a fun loving guy, but always the gentleman. He was very intelligent. He was respectful of both his teachers and his peers. He excelled in sports and worked and played well with his team mates. I was so disappointed when I found out that he had gotten Dementia!! Praise God, however, he is now free from that and when God calls the rest of us Home, Roy will be as though he never had it! I am looking forward to that Day when we will all be together in Heaven and everything is perfect......I am looking forward to seeing Roy again! Pat Deel

  11. Deborah Reynolds says:
    29 Dec 2022
    What a wonderful picture of Roy and he seemed to never change. I have so many wonderful memories of being in your home and dining and golfing with you two. Roy's eyes glistened and his smile and zest for life spoke volumes! He enjoyed life, adored his family and loved all of God's creation. I pray God will give you and the family the peace, strength and wisdom you need in the days to come. Love to all

  12. Nancy Creedon says:
    29 Dec 2022
    John and I fondly will always remember golfing with Roy and you during the Friday Evening Couples golf at Ashley Plantation.
    How blessed to have been married for 58 years.
    We lift your family in our prayers at this time.
    Sending a hug,
    John and Nancy Creedon

  13. s843 says:
    29 Dec 2022
    We are so sorry. He will surely be missed. Loved seeing his big smile when we would meet.

  14. Carol Schiffhauer says:
    29 Dec 2022
    Our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to you and your family. May the many years of endless memories carry you through this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace!
    Mark and Carol Schiffhauer

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