Jerry Reese Pettey

February 8, 1942October 9, 2021

Jerry Pettey, 79, of Van Buren, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021 at his home. He was born February 8, 1942 in Cedar City, Utah to the late Howard and Dorothy Pettey. He was a retired truck driver for Texaco Oil Company, and was preceded in death by his wife, Dorthey “Dottie” Pettey; and a daughter, Tracey Pettey.

He is survived by a daughter, Tammy Pollock and husband Bobby of Muldrow; a son, Stephen Todd Pettey and wife Marie of Van Buren; four grandchildren, Taylor Ramon of Birmingham, AL, Tanner Galbiso of Stillwater, OK, Tyler Pettey of Bethel, AK, and Brianna Pettey of Van Buren; and two great-grandchildren, Braxsten Galbiso and Hudson Galbiso.

Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at the Gracelawn Cemetery Arbor, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Tanner Galbiso, Stephen Todd Pettey, Tyler Pettey, and Bobby Pollock.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s hospital,


  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021


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Barbara Taylor

October 11, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss, we really thought a lot of Jerry and Dottie. We have such fond memories of them at family gatherings, camping and fishing with us and our Mom and Dad. You all are in our prayers.