Robert Homer Pettry

Robert Homer Pettry, 71, of Glen Daniel, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at the Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, W.Va.

He was born Dec. 16, 1937, at Pine Knob, W.Va., a son of the late Thurman and Sybil Faye Hunter Pettry.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jesse Pettry, and two special pets: Trixie and Ginger.

He was a Navy veteran having served on two ships, The Kenneth Whiting and The Coral Sea. He graduated from Marsh Fork High School in 1955 and was a member of the Bolt Church of God, Bolt, W.Va. He was a member of U.F. & C.W. and worked at Pick & Pay/ Edwards Stores where he was a meat cutter and a manager. He was owner of TP Meat Market in Gray Manor, Md.; The Rhode Island Lakes Campground in Ravenna, Ohio; Rt. 21 Hotdog Stand in Navarre, Ohio; and the current and proud owner of H&C Hardware with his wife Carolyn at Glen Daniel. He enjoyed playing the Banjo where he was involved with many Bluegrass Bands in several states. He enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his grandchildren, family, friends, and pets.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carolyn Kirk Pettry of Glen Daniel; a daughter, Holly Lynn Tolliver and husband, Curt James, of Glen Daniel; a sister, Lois Josef and husband, Ernesto, of Ripley, W.Va.; a brother, Kermit Pettry and wife, Dolly, of Glen Daniel; two grandchildren, Abby Brooke Tolliver and Walker Lee Tolliver; and adopted family, Robin Darby and her children, Kasey and Garrett.

Services will be held on Saturday afternoon, June 6, 2009, at 1 p.m. in the Bolt Church of God, Bolt, W.Va., with Pastor Randall Pugh officiating. Interment will be in Tolliver Family Cemetery, Glen Daniel, W.Va., with military graveside rites by American Legion Post #32, Beckley, W.Va.

Visitation will be held today, June 5, 2009, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Bolt Church of God, Bolt, W.Va.

Arrangements made by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, W.Va. In lieu flowers the family request donations be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, is in charge of arrangements.
Contributed by Dan Harless