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Clarence Edward (Babe) Pettry

May 8, 1948 ~ December 21, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Clarence Pettry Obituary

Clarence Edward (Babe) Pettry, 75 of Arnett, WV went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 21, 2023 at the Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV. He was born May 8, 1948, at Sundial, WV a son of the late Rosetta Moore. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by sisters, Diane Boggess, Thelma Wing and Sharon Combs and a brother, Roger Pettry. Babe graduated High School at Trap Hill in 1967 and attended Beckley College for 2 years. He joined the Marines in 1968 and served his country during Vietnam 1968-1970. After Vietnam, he was married in 1970 to Julia Dickens. He was a retired coal miner. Babe attended Arnett Chapel and served as deacon for a short time and loved his church family. Babe was a very devoted husband, father, and grandfather. His hobbies included turkey hunting, fishing, and gardening. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Julia Dickens-Pettry; daughters, Rebecca Kassell of Bedford, VA, Leah Baisden (Justin) of Mooresville, NC; and a son, Marti Pettry (Holly) of Arnett, WV, also Lisa Hales (Jim) of Willisburg, KY; sisters, Margaret Khalil of Cleveland, Kathy Segner of Mt. Vernon, Debbie Williams of Charleston, and Angie Srp of Cleveland; a brother, Fred (Bubby) Moore of Arnett; grandchildren, Morgan Pettry, Peyton Pettry, Damon Hopkins, Jordan Baisden, Tristin Baisden. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon December 26, 2023 at one o’clock in the Arnett Chapel, Arnett, WV with Pastor Larry Kinder and Pastor Dewey Lowe. Burial will follow in the Perry-Cook Dickens Cemetery, Arnett, WV. Grandchildren will serve as Pallbearers. Armstrong Funeral Home is serving the family. The family would like to offer a special thanks to the Veterans Hospital and the VA Homebase Health Organization as well as the Bowers Hospice House.

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December 26, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Arnett Chapel Arnett

Funeral Service
December 26, 2023

1:00 PM
Arnett Chapel Arnett


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