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
Jim, I am so sorry to hear about Dick passing. You are going to miss him very much I am sure but you will never have any “regrets” because you have been the “best brother” anyone could ever hope for. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Carol and your Family in this very sad time.
Love & Prayers,
So sorry Deb, Ian and Jim for your loss ! Dick was always good to me when he’d come in the store . We’d go through the change in the register to see if there were any coins he needed ! He will be missed , you guys take care Nd if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call ! Prayers and love to you all !
My sincere heartfelt condolences to Dick’s family, who he loved so much. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have shared with him through the years. Rest in peace, my dear friend. I will miss sharing your Annual Birthday cards and sharing memories of the old days when we were young and foolish!
Deb, Ian and Jim, So very sorry for your loss. Dick was one of the kindest, most gentle people we have ever known. He will be missed. If there is anything we can do for you, don’t hesitate to ask. Wayne and Janet Clifton
I’ll miss you my cousin. May you rest in peace. My prayers and kind thoughts are with Debbie, Ian, Jim, & Carol in their time of loss.
So sorry to hear about Dick. A pair of my earliest childhood friends were Jimmy and “Richie” Pettit from the middle of Virginia Street and Simpson Church Sunday School. Over 55 years later while the world has changed a lot, the only thing different about my childhood friend as a person was his name. “Doctor Dick” made the world a better place both as human being and as a professional during his short time on this earth. My thoughts and sympathy go out to all his family, friends, and patients who he made “smile” over the years.
Dear Deb & Ian,
We are so saddened to hear of Dick’s passing. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time. You will be in our prayers,
Chuck & Patty Wylie
Deb, Ian & family,
My thoughts and prayers go out to you! I know that words cannot ease our loss/pain at this time … but wrap yourselves in all those good memories … and know he’s always with you in thought! Another special angel watching over you.
I spent many hours in Dr. Pettit’s dental chair, and couldn’t have asked for a better, more compassionate dentist. My heart goes out to Debbi, Ian, and brother Jim. Wrap yourself in your memories, and you will always feel the warmth of his love.