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Alton Richard Petty

23 November, 194925 October, 2020
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Alton “Richard” Petty was born on November 23, 1949 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He graduated from Istrouma High School in 1967. He began his engineering career 42 years ago for WYNK. Before he retired he was Chief Engineer in Baton Rouge and New Orleans for iHeart Media. He took pride in his work and truly enjoyed working with some of the best people in the business. He also enjoyed working with Technical Services Group. He is survived by his son, Toby Petty and his wife Laurie; three grandchildren, Ashlynn Petty, Megan Petty and Jacob Petty; his daughter, Jenny Petty; his sister Lynnie McCord and brother, C. Wayne Petty and his wife Cheryl. He is preceded in death by his Father, Charles Ray Petty and his Mother, June Newman Petty, his Brother-in-law, Robert “Bob” McCord and his nephew, Talmadge Ray "Tal" McCord. He was so proud of his three grandchildren and loved spending time with them. Richard was an active member at Istrouma Baptist Church in Ascension. The family would like to extend our sincere thanks to Amedysis Hospice and to Francois Bend Assisted Living. Visitation will be at Ourso Funeral Home in Gonzales, LA on Thursday, October 29th from 10 am until service at 12:00. Burial will be at Serenity Oaks cemetary. Pallbearers will be Arthur “Bo” Hoover, Pete Hoover, Joseph D. Jackson, Samuel “Sam” McGuire, Jr., Joey M. Verrett and Robert “Bob” Wales. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to his church home, Istrouma Ascension 39258 Hwy 42, Prairieville, LA 70769. To offer condolences to the family you may visit our website at www.oursofh.com.

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Vincent Giaccone

October 30, 2020

Wayne and Lynnie, our condolences to you in the passing of Richard. May the moments you shared grant you comfort and peace. Our thoughts and prayers are lifted up for you and the Petty Family as you grieve. God Bless, Vince and Rhenda Giaccone

Linda Cappel Langlois

October 28, 2020

Wayne, just wanted to let you know how sorry I was to read of Richards’s passing. He was always so very sweet. Please extend my sympathies and thoughts to your family for me.
Linda Cappel Langlois

Les Duhe'

October 28, 2020

Richard was the first engineer I worked with at a "real" radio station, WYNK. I was very green and he was patient and kind with me. He would bring his considerable talents to our sister station, WPMO in Pascagoula when I worked there to "fix stuff." His infamous line of "Is it plugged in?" whenever anyone had a problem with a piece of equipment was always good for a laugh. My deepest sympathy to his family and many friends.

Polly Johnson

October 28, 2020

Dear Petty Family,

I would like to offer our sincere condolences on the passing of Richard. He was a brilliant engineer and had the kindest heart. Your family and the broadcasting community has lost a great man. May he rest in peace.

Sincerely,
Polly Prince Johnson
Louisiana Association of Broadcasters

George & Yvonne Norwood

October 28, 2020

To Wayne, Lynnie and, the entire Petty Family, we send our deepest condolences for your loss. It is times like this when the importance of Family becomes so easy to understand. Family is always there when we need them the most. We pray our Lord in Heaven will comfort this wonderful Family in their time of grieving, May he spread HIS love within the Petty Family as Mr. Alton would have wanted. We offer our shoulders to lean on and, our support where ever and, when ever needed during these trying times.

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