Douglas Dee Pettibon

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Douglas Dee Pettibon, 59, Flemington, Mo., formerly of Nevada, Mo., passed away at his home on Saturday, June 16, 2007, following a short illness. He was born April 7, 1948, in Nevada, to Homer D. Pettibon and Alice Pauline Kash Pettibon. He married Sharon Pilcher Pettibon on Aug. 24, 1972, and she survives of the home.

Doug was a graduate of Nevada High School. He enjoyed sports and was a football player with several of his classmates and enjoyed the undefeated title for the 1967 year for the Tigers. He always enjoyed getting together for class reunions with his classmates and catching up. Doug served in the U.S. Army from 1969-'71 in Vietnam. After returning from the service in 1971, was when he met and married his wife Sharon. Doug worked for nearly 30 years at 3-M company in Nevada. He worked in the maintenance department as a welder. He retired in April 2005, after suffering an injury which forced him to retire two years sooner than planned. The couple then purchased a lake home at Pomme de Terre Lake and have resided there since then. Doug was a member of the Church of Christ, Bolivar, Mo. He enjoyed hunting, shooting sports, fishing, and spending time with friends.

Survivors in addition to his wife, Sharon include two children, Wessley Dee Pettibon, Springfield, Mo., and Melissa (Pettibon) Rider, Arlington, Texas. Jay Rider entered into Doug's life on Aug. 25, 2001, as the husband of his daughter, Melissa. Jay was always a son and a member of the family, never the son-in-law. He is also survived by his mother, Alice P. Pettibon; one brother, Joseph Harrison Pettibon and his wife, Nancy; and one nephew, all of Nevada. He was preceded in death by his father, Homer D. Pettibon.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, June 20, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with elder Bill Kallenbach and brother Courtney Henderson officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. Full Military Rites will be conducted at the cemetery.

Those who wish may contribute to the Fair Haven Children's Home in care of Bolivar Church of Christ, 401 S. Killingsworth, Bolivar, Mo. 65613 or Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo.

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