Hermitage Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

535 Shute Ln, Old Hickory, TN


Thaxton King "Bud" Petty Sr.

May 25, 1937May 26, 2020

Mr. Thaxton King “Bud” Petty, Sr., age 83 of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at McKendree Village.

He was born in Davidson County to the late Robert Henry Petty and Lyda Ann Davidson Petty. Bud retired as a truck driver for Kroger after 42 years of service. After retirement he and a friend founded Drivers Unlimited. Bud enjoyed his part-time position as a security guard at Elm Hill Marina. Bud always had a joke—whether it was good or not—and was a big kid himself. It was impossible for him to meet a stranger. He loved children, truck driving, the lake, fishing and piddling.

In addition to his parents, Bud is preceded in death by his son, Troy King Petty, and his sister, Hazeleen Davis.

He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Regina Petty; his three children, Thaxton (Denise) Petty Jr., Roddie (Holly) Petty and Wednesday (Chris) Wiseman; seven grandchildren, Courtney Petty, Mekhael Nugent, William Wiseman, Mason Petty, Logan Petty, Taylor Petty and Hunter Petty; three great grandchildren, Maverick Nugent, Gavin Nugent and Adrian Nugent; and brothers, Robert Harold Petty and Ernest Edward Petty.

Visitation will be at Hermitage Funeral Home on Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and Friday, May 29, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

Graveside Services will be conducted at Hermitage Memorial Gardens on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm with Dr. Jud Hays officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Bud’s memory be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123.


  • Gathering of Family & Friends

    Thursday, May 28, 2020

  • Gathering of Family & Friends

    Friday, May 29, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, May 29, 2020


Thaxton King "Bud" Petty Sr.

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Wednesday Wiseman

May 26, 2020

My daddy use to pick me up early from school and him,me and best friend Lori sharpe would go to store to get stuff to make him a cake. Well as he would say that was 300.00 dollar cake from Kroger

Iris Bolton

May 26, 2020

So sorry for your loss ,Regina. You have had to go through a lot of grief lately. God bless you and help you through this. Love you. Your cousin, Iris

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