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November 14, 2013

James R. Petty III

TERRE HAUTE — James R. Petty III, DD, 66, of Evansville, went to Heaven on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Ky. He was born on Sept. 22, 1947, in Terre Haute, to James R. Petty Jr. and Elizabeth Ann Gilmour Petty. James married Emma L. Matthews on Dec. 24, 1966.

James was a member of Crossroads Christian Church. He served with various charitable organizations including Open Arms Christian Ministries, Lions Club, Richland Volunteer Fire Department, and Dean at Camp Illiana and Ministerial Alliance. James served as a minister for 43 years and was a registrar for Master’s International School of Divinity for the past six years. His hobbies were golfing, sports, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, and he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He spent special time with his brother and sister-in-law on every possible occasion.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Petty; daughter, Sonya (Donnie) Stanifer of Jasonville; one son, James “Rob” (Joanie) Petty of Santa Claus; grandchildren, Ethan, Morgan, Gavin, Daelyn Stanifer, Jostyn Petty and Bridget Shulz; one great-grandson, Damon; one brother, Joe (Marty) Petty of Terre Haute; and cousin, Donnie (Terri) Donnelly of Terre Haute. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Crossroads Christian Church Choir in Evansville. Envelopes will be available at the church.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Linton First Christian Church, 9878 W. St. Rd. 54, in Linton, with Rod Hoschouer, Archie Elliott, Randy Allison, and Stan Hoffman officiating. Interment will follow in Bethesda Cemetery in West Terre Haute at 3 p.m. Family and friends may call at the church from 4 until 9 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday. All times listed are EST. The family has entrusted all funeral arrangements to Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton. Online condolences may be sent to:


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