Richard L. Petty

April 29, 1938December 13, 2018

Richard Lee Petty, age 80, of Angola, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at his home.

Richard was born on April 29, 1938 in Fremont, Indiana to Carlton and Lola (Schieber) Petty, they preceded him in death.

He graduated from Metz High School in 1956. After high school he served in the United States Army.

Richard worked at Dana-Weatherhead in Angola, Indiana for many years, and retired as a tool inspector. He was also a farmer and worked on a farm for most of his life, and helped in trucking crops for several farms in the area. He enjoyed being outdoors, farming, hunting, and reading.

He married Marjorie H. Straw on November 28, 1968 in Flint, Indiana, together they lived on the family farm for 49 years until her passing on August 11, 2017.

Survivors include two grandsons, Zach (DaKesha) Straw, and Chase (Jackie) Straw, both of Angola, Indiana, great-grandchildren, Zain, Kamaron, Olivia, Landon, and Lilly, a brother, Robert Petty of Angola, Indiana, and a sister, Glenda Reed of Sarasota, Florida.

Richard was also preceded in death by a step-son, Kenneth Joe ”Kenny” Straw.

Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 pm Friday, December 28, 2018 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Orland, Indiana, with Rev. Darin Hendrey officiating.

Military Honors will be conducted by members of the Fremont American Legion Cassel Post # 257.

Memorial donations in his memory are requested to McClure Nature Preserve or Wing Haven, in care of Beams Funeral Home, P.O. Box 5, Fremont, Indiana 46737.


  • McClure Nature Preserve
  • Wing Haven


  • Graveside Funeral Service Friday, December 28, 2018

Richard L. Petty

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Jim Lovejoy

December 23, 2018

I am sorry to learn of Richard's passing. I remember him being a very pleasant, friendly, hard working man who would willing help anyone anytime he could. He will be missed.
Jim Lovejoy

V. J. Glover

December 17, 2018

I worked with Richard at Weatherhead, in Angola. He was a good, kind, would do anything to help out, person. If he told you something you knew it was the truth.

I’m sorry for your loss. God’s blessings on your family. Both of your parents were good people. Now they are together again.

V.J. Glover

Pati Pierce-Miller

December 16, 2018

Our family went to school at Metz with Richard. Our thoughts are with you all...Bill Pierce, Pat Pierce Miller and and Janet Pierce Seslar