September 14, 1923 ~ February 9, 2021
Donald L. Pettit a 97 year old former Osgood resident went to be with his Lord at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, KS.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Berry Cemetery north of Galt, Missouri.
Open visitation will be held Friday, February 19, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. at Slater-Neal Funeral Home, Trenton, Missouri
Donald L. Pettit was born September 14, 1923 at the home outside Galt, MO to Roy and Agnes (Daniels) Pettit and graduated from Galt High School. On September 14, 1945 he was united in marriage to Velda Lisette Baugher in Galt, MO, who preceded him in death in 2013. They farmed west of Osgood until 1951.
Moving to Kansas City, MO, he became a precision machinist for Westinghouse, 1951-1959; and Bendix 1959-1988. After 37 years he retired to his vocational love and bought a farm in Lone Jack, MO.
He was still riding his bicycle to get the mail at age 90. He lived on the farm raising cattle and crops until 2016 when he moved to John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit.
Surviving relatives include his daughter Cheryl Ann Bates of Lone Jack, sons Thomas Roy Pettit and his wife Becky of Lone Jack, Ricky Leon Pettit of Clark, CO, and Donald W. Pettit and wife Cheryl “CJ” of Albemarle, NC, nine grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a sister Dorene Schmidt.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lake Lotawana Community United Methodist Church, 28901Colbern Rd, Lake Lotawana, MO 64086 in Memory of Donald and Velda.