William Cornell “Connie” Pettie

William Cornell “Connie” Pettie

William Cornell “Connie” Pettie, 79, of Swanson Street, Martinsville, passed Monday, August 29, 2016 at home. He was born August 24, 1937 to the late John Toby Pettie and Daisy Stockton Pettie. He had been a builder and truck driver and prior to his death he was self-employed doing yard work. He loved hunting. Mr. Pettie was a member of Peaceful Zion Church. In addition to his parents Mr. Pettie was preceded in death by his sister Virginia Hairston, and brothers Tommy Joe and Nelson Pettie.

Mr. Pettie is survived by his wife Jacqueline Claybrooks Pettie; three daughters Glynnis Millner and husband Earl, Gordon Peaches Hodge, and Jacqueline Pettie; sons, William C. Pettie, Jr. and wife Rita, James N. Pettie, and Richard Pettie and wife Shelby; brothers Toby and Harvey Pettie; four adopted children, Mae Bruce, Inez Penn, Lola Hairston, and Juanita Bennett; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 1:30 pm at Wright Funeral Service. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice.

Wright Funeral Service is serving the Pettie family.

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