|Birth: ||Jul. 1, 1925|
|Death: ||Oct. 29, 1998|
Lowell's obituary states that he was born in Douds, Iowa, which is in Van Buren County. However, according to Lowell's birth record, he was born in Soap Creek Township, in Davis County: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VR86-B9X
The second picture of Lowell that I have posted is from the 1982 Pettit Family Reunion at the farm of Lowell's brother Mel Pettit, near Ottumwa, Iowa. I have written more about this reunion on Mel's memorial page.
I remember everyone in the family talking about what a good sense of humor Lowell had. He was always laughing and pulling jokes on other people. Whenever he and his wife, Jean, would come back to Ottumwa to visit, they would always spend time at the Ottumwa Manor Nursing Home with Jean's mother, and the elderly people there loved to see Lowell come. Sometimes when they visited the nursing home, he would dress up as a clown, and everyone always looked forward to that.
Lowell was of the Christian faith, and he had a serious side too. A family member had brought a young friend with them to the reunion, a little girl who had a serious disease and probably wouldn't live more than a few more years. Lowell had everyone gather into a circle, and he prayed for her healing.
Obituary From "Ottumwa Courier," Ottumwa, Iowa:
Lowell W. Pettit, 73, of Hudson, Fla., died Oct. 29, 1998.
He was born July 1, 1925, in Douds. He married Jean Martin of Ottumwa.
He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He worked in maintenance for John Deere Co. He moved from Mitchellville in 1968. From 1968 to 1996, he lived in Sarasota, Fla. Since 1996, he had lived in Hudson, Fla.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Carol Blair of West Plain, Mo.; two sons, Steve Pettit of Nokomis, Fla., and Donald Pettit of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Twila Rupe of Illinois and Lavona Blucher of Burlington; five brothers, Audrel Pettit of Sarasota, Clair and Mel Pettit of Ottumwa, Bob Pettit of Centerville and Gerald Pettit of California; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Robarts Funeral Home in Sarasota. Burial will be Monday at Palms Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
William Benjamin Pettit (1881 - 1962)
Hallie Vey Downing Pettit (1888 - 1957)
Vivian Jean Martin Pettit (1928 - 2011)*
Donald Vivian Pettit (1905 - 1905)*
Leland Elmo Pettit (1906 - 1965)*
Oramel Eugene Pettit (1910 - 1993)*
Royce Arden Pettit (1911 - 1981)*
Audrel Raimon Pettit (1913 - 2003)*
William Gerald Pettit (1914 - 2003)*
Lavona Hildred Pettit Blucher (1915 - 2003)*
Ronald Paul Pettit (1917 - 1933)*
Richard Verden Pettit (1919 - 1990)*
Melbourne Bruce Pettit (1920 - 2007)*
Clair Downing Pettit (1922 - 2008)*
Robert L. Pettit (1923 - 2002)*
Ramona Lavelle Pettit (1924 - 1924)*
Lowell Wayland Pettit (1925 - 1998)
Shirley Aleda Pettit (1927 - 1927)*
Twila J. Pettit Rupe (1928 - 2011)*
Radley Carl Pettit (1932 - 1932)*
Palms Memorial Park
Maintained by: djtruitt
Originally Created by: Angie Robinson
Record added: Apr 10, 2010
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