It is with great
regret and sorrow that we must notify you of the death of our classmate, John
Petty, on 29 September in Atlanta, GA, after a long and courageous battle with
John is survived by
his wife, Beryl; his son John and his wife Tracy; his daughter Page and her
husband Jim; and grandchildren Thad, Reagan and Claire.
The family will
receive friends at 12:00 PM on Saturday, 8 October, at the Patterson Spring Hill
Chapel Funeral Home, 1020 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30309.
Funeral services will
be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, 8 October, at the Patterson Spring Hill Chapel
Funeral Home. Burial will be at West Point at a date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers,
donations in John's memory may be made to the following organizations:
Veterans Empowerment Organization of Georgia, Inc., 386 Lanier
Street NW, Suite A-6,
Atlanta, GA 30318
Hospice Atlanta, 1244
Park Vista Drive,
Atlanta, GA 30319
Condolences may be
sent to John's wife, Beryl at 1554 Country Squire Court, Decatur, GA 30033.
Well done, John. Be
thou at peace.
Class Memorial Pages\M-2 John Petty.pdf
John was a fine man and a great friend and I
will miss him. Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss.
John R. Petty '61
John R. Petty '61 succumbed to the ravages of gastric cancer at
1930 hours on 29 September 2011 after an extremely long,
courageous battle that began in 2004.
A memorial service to celebrate John's life will be conducted on
Saturday, 8 October at 1300 hours,
at the H.M. Patterson Funeral Home; corner of 10th and Spring Street,
A greeting reception will begin at
preceding the memorial service.
John will be buried at West Point in a family ceremony in the
immediate future. In the spring of 2012, after a memorial stone is
erected, a public ceremony will be conducted on a date to be
John was an active member of the West Point Society of Atlanta for
more than 25 years. He served on the Board of Governors for many
years and as President of the Society. When not on the Board, he was
still active on committees and projects. Among his many
accomplishments, he created the original job networking group in the
early 1990's and the WPSA monthly Luncheon Program shortly
thereafter. John was one of the driving forces behind establishing
the West Point Charitable Enterprises Association. He was presented
the Society's Distinguished Graduate Award in 2006; principally for
years of outstanding service to society through his selfless
management at the Atlanta Enterprise Center assisting the homeless and
jobless to find a new, successful life.
John: Your work is done; your course on Earth is run. WELL DONE! Be
thou at peace.
Point Society of Atlanta
John brought a wry sense of southern
humor to M-2 in 1957.He worked hard to try and understand us yankees.What a
great friend. He would do anything for any of us at his own speed. His career
was marked with many successes in government and the private sector. We will
miss him. Well done John.
Bill Tobin '61 M-2
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