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William "Bill" Raymond Petty Sr.

August 12, 1938June 18, 2020

William “Bill” Raymond Petty Sr., 81, of Mt. Olive, Illinois, born August 12, 1938, passed away, June 18, 2020.

Bill was a past member of Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church in Caseyville, Illinois. He was a family man who loved going to Carlyle Lake in his camper, where he would fish and enjoy the outdoors. Bill also liked taking his classic cars to car shows. He also worked at Terminal Railroad as a clerk for 26 years.

He was preceded in death by his: parents, Delmar Day and Bertha Lillian, nee Duff, Petty; loving wife of 55 years, Barbara Jean Petty, nee Baker; brother, Mackie “Mack” Petty; nephews, Joey and Andy Petty; and great-niece, Carly Petty-Smith.

Surviving are his: siblings, Brenda (Basilios) Paparigopoulos of Collinsville, Illinois, and Marion (Sandy) Petty, of Taylorville, Illinois; children, William R. “Randy” Petty Jr., of Mt. Olive, Illinois, Keith A. (Barbara) Petty, of Mt. Olive, Illinois, and Lisa R. (Todd Cox) Petty, of Caseyville, Illinois; grandchildren Keith A. Petty II, Beth (Mike) Hill, Karin (Jason) Pisetta, Roger (Cassie) Barnes, Sarah (Daniel) Cochran, Judith (Doug) Day, and Matthew (Alex) Barnes; special friends, Reva Bowen and Michelle Cerentano; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Memorials are appreciated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Shriners Children’s Hospital. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.

Services and internment were held privately through Lake View Funeral Home, in Fairview Heights, Illinois.


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William "Bill" Raymond Petty Sr.

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Kathy Christopherson

June 24, 2020

Randy, Keith and Lisa,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad, my uncle Bill. As a kid, I remember going to the railroad to see your dad and I thought the trains were so cool! Our dads were best buds and partners in crime back in the day. They were the cool dudes like the Fonz! Too many years and miles have kept us kids apart all these years as we were all so close when we were kids! We too share your loss of both of our parents but rest assured they are certainly enjoying each other again in heaven! Again my deepest condolences to you all as we love you still!
Love, Kathy Rendleman, Christopherson, Jim and Bevs second oldest daughter. Heres an oldie but a goodie I've hung onto for years! Weren't our parents cool?

Linda Roberts

June 23, 2020

Bill has been a friend of my family since Randy and I were born Barbara was my God mother and Bill was friends with my dad Willie Roberts they worked together on the railroad. Bill took us to the stock car races every weekend as kids. From Edna Linda John and Tim we will miss you rest easy all our love. Randy Keith and Lisa our hearts are with you

Debbie Hunt/Mayes

June 23, 2020

I'm so thankful for living with Billy and Barb.Billy was so much fun to be with.He worked 2 jobs (railroad and ice house).So,he was busy.I have so many happy and plain silly memories of things he said and did.He let me drive the boat,I sunk it.He let me drive.I wrecked into Barbara's car.totalling both.He cooked chili.So Yummy.He'd use every pan in the house.I know, because, I was the dishwasher.He made moonshine and put it in the cellar.The bottles started popping and exploding..,hitting the kitchen floor.He said he wouldn't do that no more,cost too much.I just want to thank him for putting up with me.R.I.P. and thank you for the loving memories.