Ewing Petitt, 82 of Morehead, passed away Friday afternoon, April 7, 2017 in the St. Claire Regional Medical Center after suffering a massive heart attack.
He was born in Rowan County on June 4, 1934, to the late Frank and Nettie James Petitt.
Mr. Petitt was retired from the Kentucky State Highway Department after 27 years of service. He had also worked at Spring Grove Dairy and Morehead Limestone.
Ewing enjoyed visiting with his friends and neighbors, driving around in his golf cart, riding his tractor and loafing at East End Auto Sales. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Jessie, Inez, Mildred and Rose and his brothers, Paul J., Homer, Russell and Leonard.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Aline Mabry Petitt; one daughter, Roxanne Wagoner and her husband, Randy of Morehead; nieces, Joyce Kirk and Dianna Fischer and nephews, Paul Michael Pettit, Larry Pettit and Bobby Pettit.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in the chapel of the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Morehead with Brother Don Rivers officiating.
Burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Gary Johnson, Andy Cole, Rodney Wagoner, Philip Van Kersen, Mark Burton and Stanley Johnson and honorary pallbearers will be Vernon May, J. D. Hignite, Sammy Caudill and Brandon Johnson.
Visitation is after 5:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home.
Contributions are suggested to the Haldeman Community Center, 4399 Open Fork Road, Morehead, Kentucky 40351.
To view the online memorial and sign the guest book, please visit www.mrgrayfh.com.
Published on April 10, 2017