Paul Earl Petty, son of the late Arthur Earl Petty and Rosie Ellen Crow Petty, was born Sept. 11, 1929, in Senath, Mo., and departed this life Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the age of 83.
Paul married Alice Sanders on Nov. 27, 1948.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Petty, of Kennett; one son, Larry Earl Petty and wife, Donna, of Kennett; two grandsons, Christopher Petty, of Kennett, whom was raised in their home, and Scott Petty and wife, Tammy, of Kennett, and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by a son, Steve Lanney Petty, and three sisters, Virginia Davis, Glendola Frazee and Lorene Matthews.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Southside Baptist Church in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Southside Baptist Church in Kennett with Rev. Johnny Bogle officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers will be Edward Squires, Carol Moore, Rusty Moore, Herschel Tucker, Duane Deniston and Raymond Powell.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcdanielfuneralservice.com.
McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett in charge of the arrangements.