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Rev. Lowell David Petry

11 septembre 195821 juillet 2020

Rev. Lowell David Petry, 61, of Afton passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Augusta Health.

Born September 11, 1958 in Greenfield, IN, he was the son of Joyce (Howard) Petry and the late Quentin Emerson Petry. On August 16, 1977 he married Elizabeth Webb. The two shared a blessed marriage of 42 years together.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Gary and Edward Petry.

Lowell received a bachelor’s degree in religious studies at Saint Leo College in St. Leo, FL and later a master’s degree in theology from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology of Virginia Union University. He served as a minister for congregations in Greensville County, Brunswick County, Isle of Wight County, and currently at Rodes United Methodist Church in Afton, VA. Lowell was a U.S. Navy veteran having served his country honorably for nine and a half years. During his time with the Navy, he worked as a nuclear engineer, illustrator draftsmen, and alongside NATO. During baseball seasons, he served as a Public Address Announcer for the Tom Sox Baseball League with the Charlottesville City Schools and the University of Virginia Baseball Team. He enjoyed singing, hunting, traveling, fishing, going to the beach, amusement parks, and eating good food.

In addition to his loving wife and his mother, survivors include his three sons, Gabriel Michael Petry and wife, Catherine of Christiansburg, VA, Alexander Richmond Petry and fiancé, Carmen Dailey of Richmond, VA, and Quentin Elliott Petry and wife, Jessica of Christiansburg, VA; grandchildren, Kenneth Lowell Petry, Isabelle Nichole Petry, Elizabeth Naomi Petry, Noah Elliott Petry, Gordon Douglas Petry, Clarke Emerson Petry, and Grayson Bruce Petry; siblings, Dahl Eugene Petry and wife, Kay of Arlington, IN, Karen Louise Derenard and husband, Bob of Fontana, CA, Janis Kay Blessinger and husband, Roy of Greenfield, IN, Evelyn Jean Sammons and husband, Wayne of Rushville, IN, and Elaine Maxine Steele and husband, Philip of Mt. Comfort, IN; and a number of nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Rodes United Methodist Church, 286 Avon Road, Afton, VA with Rev. Richard McDowell officiating. Due to COVID-19, the service will be held outside to maintain safe social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to Rodes United Methodist Church, 286 Avon Road, Afton, VA 22920.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes of Waynesboro, 618 W. Main St., Waynesboro, VA 22980.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com


  • Memorial Service

    mercredi, 29 juillet , 2020


Rev. Lowell David Petry


Diane Cooksey

29 juillet , 2020

Liz, My heart is heavy with sorrow for you and your family. Lowell will always have a special place in my heart.

David Webb

27 juillet , 2020

Lowell, You were a great Brother in Law and friend. I remember many fun times in choir and throughout the years. You will be missed by family and friends.

Connie Bailey

26 juillet , 2020


Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We have so many great memories of you and Lowell during your stay at the West Brunswick Charge. Love to you and your family!

David Rash

26 juillet , 2020

In the midst of death there is Jesus, the Risen Lord. My condolences to the family and the good people of Rhodes UMC.

Rev. David Rash

Rev. David Craig, Retired

25 juillet , 2020

I was a honor serving with you in the US Navy and as clergy brothers. Rest In Peace, Fair winds and following seas. God’s Eternal Blessings.

Jackie Webb-Limburg

23 juillet , 2020

You were a great uncle to Emily, Ben, and Andy. They will treasure your memory forever.
My heart goes out you. May you find peace with God’s love . You and the boys are in our thoughts and prayers.

Louise kusaj

23 juillet , 2020

Dear Elizabeth.
Been thinking of both of you for some time. We will be thinking and prayers for you and your family. Know it will be difficult for you all. Incuding our great grandchildren.
Thats a good picture of Lowell. We have missed the gatherings we have had but have good memories.
Condolences Ken and Louise

Ann Temple

23 juillet , 2020

Liz, prayers for you and your family. ❤️

Rosemary Critzer

23 juillet , 2020

Liz, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Brenda Matthews

23 juillet , 2020

Elizabeth I am so sorry for your loss. I know you and the children will once again be reunited with him in due time. Take care of yourself