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Alton ‘Pete’ Pettiet

Alton ‘Pete’ Pettiet

Alton ‘Pete’ Pettiet passed away on June 18, 2021, at the age of 87.
Pete was born on March 18, 1934, in Shallowater to Clifford and Ruby Pettiet.
He moved to Ropesville in 1942 and graduated from Ropes High School in 1951.
He married his high school sweetheart, Charleen Armstrong, on June 6, 1954, at First Baptist Church of Ropesville. They were married for 66 years until her death on April 20, 2021.
Pete can best be described as a man who let his light shine in such a way that he glorified his Heavenly Father in all he did.
He loved the Lord as reflected by his kindness, gentleness and concern for people.
Pete loved his family and was faithful to his wife, was a loving father, PawPaw and brother.
He loved his church family and served as a deacon for over 60 years.
Pete loved the Ropesville community having served as Mayor and City Councilman, and the Ropesville Cemetery Association.
He loved South Plains College and served on the Board of Regents for 32 years. He enjoyed serving meals to students at the Baptist Student Ministry at SPC for many years.
Pete loved talking to his friends and playing dominoes with his buddies.
He worked as a farmer, fertilizer salesman and was a Germania Insurance Agent for 31 years.
Pete is survived by his daughter, Cliffa Herron (Grady) of Brownfield; his son, Bradley Pettiet (Karon) of Lubbock; five grandchildren: Micah Riddle (Curtis) of Dallas, Tyler Herron of Austin, Lauren Thacker (Kevin) of South East Asia, Jordan Hickner (Brian) of Great Falls, Montana and Emily Stabeno (Kadon) of Williamsburg, Virginia; and five great-grandchildren: Regan Riddle Nytlie Herron, Rhett Riddle, Nora Hickner and Riley Thacker.
Also survived by his sisters, Noma Lee Evans of Lubbock, Sue Humble of Snyder; and brother, Roger Pettiet of Shallowater.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Charleen; parents, Clifford and Ruby Pettiet; a great-granddaughter, Karsyn Lee Thacker; and two sisters, Lois Wynn and Pat Littrell.
Visitation will be held Monday, June 21, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Venue at Combest Family Funeral Home, 2210 Broadway, Lubbock.
Services will be held Tuesday, June 22, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Ropesville with burial to follow in the Ropesville Cemetery.
The family requests memorial be made to Alton “Pete” and Charleen Pettiet Honorary Scholarship at South Plains College, 1401 S. College Avenue, Levelland, Texas, 79336 or the Ropesville Cemetery Association, 4061 U.S. Highway 6282, Ropesville, Texas, 79358.

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