Geralene "Jerry"


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Geralene "Jerry" Pettit

Jun 12 1928 - Jun 15 2008

Geralene (Jerry) Pettit, 80 of Whitewright, Texas, died Sunday, June 15, 2008 at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at Kentuckytown Baptist Church, Whitewright, Texas. Officiating the service will be Rev. Rodney Stanford and Rev. Phillip Smith. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Whitewright, Texas. Pallbearers will be Todd Crouch, Jeffrey Crouch, Eddie Deeds, Nathan Pettit, Will Pettit, and Rodney Bow. Geralene Pettit was born June 12, 1928 at Aubrey, Texas to O. A. Strickland and Bessie Yarbrough Strickland. She married Billy (Bo) Pettit on December 11, 1954 at Denton, Texas. Jerry and her husband Billy (Bo) Pettit owned and operated Pettit’s Grocery Store in Whitewright for almost 50 years. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Whitewright. She is survived by husband, Billy (Bo) Pettit of Whitewright; daughter, Jeannie Santogrossi and husband Richard of Whitewright; son, Larry Deeds and wife Linda of Whitewright; son, Terry Pettit and wife Nancy of Whitewright; 7 grandchildren, Todd, Jeffrey, Eddie, Katie, Nathan, Chaley and Will; 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, O.A. and Bessie Yarbrough Strickland; brothers, Bud and James Strickland; sisters, Fern Martin and Dorothy Coldiron. The family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses, Administrators and Staff at Denison Nursing and Rehab. Memorials may be made to the Whitewright SNAP Center.
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