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Thomas Keith "Tom" Petty
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Birth: Aug. 15, 1949
Ellis County
Kansas, USA
Death: Mar. 3, 2012
Fort Collins
Larimer County
Colorado, USA

Thomas Keith Petty died on March 3rd following a six-month courageous battle against cancer. Tom was born in Hays, KS to Agnes and Norm Petty on August 15, 1949. His father died when Tom was ten and the family later moved to Fort Collins where he attended Dunn elementary, Lincoln Junior High and Fort Collins High School. He was always interested both in music and sports, playing all the instruments of the percussion section in band, and having a ball in his hands throughout the year—the kind depending upon the season. He started drumming as a small child and when older played in bands, locally and touring. CD's of his music will sustain the memories of this talent. He attended Arapahoe Junior College and the University of Northern Colorado.

During his adult life he established his own business, Accurate Lead Testing, fulfilling his desire to help keep people and our planet more safe. He tested for lead in houses painted before our awareness of the dangers of lead-painted woodwork, and frequently taught classes for HUD in Denver as well as giving lectures to various groups.

He leaves his mother, Agnes Benedict, sister Janet (Craig) Campbell, Brittany and Anna, and brother Kirk ( Martha) Petty, Kyle and Adam, as well as many caring and supportive friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved grandparents, his father and his step-father, Eugene Benedict. A celebration of Tom's life and a music jam will be held at Avogadro's Number in Fort Collins on Saturday, March 31st from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Online condolences may be left at

Those who wish may donate in his memory to Fort Collins Cat Rescue, 2521 East Mulberry St. #1, FC, 80524, or to a charity of their choice.
Resthaven Memory Gardens
Fort Collins
Larimer County
Colorado, USA
Created by: KE Tuttle
Record added: May 20, 2012
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Thomas Keith Tom Petty
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PHS Class of 1967
 Added: Dec. 27, 2013

 Added: May. 20, 2012
Class of '67!
- KE Tuttle
 Added: May. 20, 2012

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