Dr. Richard A. Pettit, D.D.S., 64, of Glen Dale, WV, died Friday, May 20, 2016 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital.
He was born December 17, 1951, a son of the late C. Allen and Madeline Shaughnessy Pettit.
Richard was a graduate of WVU, School of Dentistry, Class of 1977, was a member of the Simpson United Methodist Church, the Moundsville Kiwanis, and a lifetime member of the WV Dental Association.
Richard owned his own dental practice from 1977-2014, was avid about hunting and fishing and a loyal NASCAR and WVU fan. Richard was a proud co-owner of Pine Acres @Fish Creek and loved his dogs, Bella and Ginger.
Richard is survived by his loving wife, Debra Long Pettit, and their son, Ian Patrick Pettit both of Glen Dale, WV, and his brother; James(Carol) Pettit also of Glen Dale.
Friends will be received on Monday, May 23, 2016 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm and on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 2:00pm-4:00pm and 6:00pm until 8:00pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes and Kirby Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, WV where services will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 1:00pm, with Pastor Dennis Mehaffie officiating.
Burial will follow in Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall County Animal Shelter or the American Heart Association or online at www.TMFunding.com.
Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.altmeyer.com