Dateline: November 11, 2004


Graveside services for Charles Weldon Petty, age 89, were held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2004, in Olton Cemetery in Olton, Texas, with Rev. Sharon Wiese, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Olton, officiating.  Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mr. Petty died Wednesday, November 2, 2004, in Amarillo.  He was born July 4, 1915, in Vernon, Texas, and was a resident of Olton prior to moving to Donley County 18 years ago.  He married Elsie I. Gordon on June 13, 1959, at Vernon.  He was self-employed as a painter most of his life prior to his retirement.  He liked to play the piano and the fiddle.  He was a Nazarene.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Katherine Slover.

Survivors include his wife, Elsie Petty of Hedley; one son, Harold Gordon and wife Jan of Trapper Creek, Alaska; a brother-in-law, Leroy Bodkin and wife Evelyn of Hereford; one sister, Margie James of Hemet, California; one niece, Meredith Long of Amarillo; six grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

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