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Gard Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Eaton
Wednesday January 19th, 2022
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Gard Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Eaton
Wednesday January 19th, 2022

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Earl Petry, Jr.

Earl Petry Jr., age 96, of Dayton, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Soin Medical Center. He was born August 31, 1925 in Eldorado to the late Earl and Elizabeth (Tabe) Petry, Sr. Earl was a U.S. Army Veteran who served during WWII and a member of the VFW in Centerville; was a member of the Gratis First Brethren Church; he retired after 37 years of employment from Frigidaire; was a lifelong bowler; and had a great love for the Cincinnati Reds. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Delores M. Petry in 2017; brothers Carl Petry and Paul “Pep” Petry; sisters Ruth Deaton and Florence Root; granddaughter Melissa Petry; great granddaughter Shelby Ann Petry; and daughter-in-law Judy Petry. He is survived by his sons Robert (D.J.) Petry of Beavercreek, Donald Petry (Sherri Bradley) of Harrisburg, NC and Jeffrey (Betsy) Petry of Bellbrook; grandchildren: Chris (Kellie) Petry, Amber (Brittany) Mullenix, Michelle Petry, Leandra Petry, Jamey Petry (Zach Luckenbill), Amie (Shannon) Snyder, Brian Klein (Angela Skinner), Jessica (Jeffrey) Bender, and LaWanda (Mark) Linker; great grandchildren: Kaitlynn Nappo, Tonilynn Nappo, Mikayla Snyder, Boston Snyder, Ava Bender, Jacob Bender, Cole Bender, Alex Petry, Tyler Linker, Jacob Linker, Amanda (Brandon) Phillips, Brayden & Carter Luckenbill, and Zoey Klein; great great grandchild: Atlas Linker, Emmy Phillips, and Elliot Phillips; brother-in-law Kenny (Donna) Smith; niece Deb Smith and numerous other nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 11:00 am until time of funeral service at 12:00 noon at the Gard Funeral Home, 226 West Main Street, Eaton with Pastor Lynn Mercer officiating. Burial will follow at Monroe Township Cemetery, Eldorado. A special thank you to Fresenius Kidney Care, Dr. Barbara Doerr, Dr. Joni Koren, Dr. Brian Ceccarelli, Dr. Lawrence Klein, and Holly, Stacy and Diana at Soin Medical Center. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Gratis First Brethren Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.gardfuneralhome.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of Earl Petry, Jr.

Sandra Beckett Jan 17 2022 7:58 PM

Junior & Dee were always part of our extended family. Junior was a brother to our Dad, special times, special family, much love ❤.

Sandra Snyder Beckett Leis Jan 17 2022 7:57 PM

I am very sad that I will not be able to attend Uncle Junior's funeral service due to unforeseen circumstances. My uncles were very special to me. My Uncle Willard, Uncle Pep and Junior gave me support regardless of the situation. For that I will be eternally grateful. I am very thankful that I was able to tell them that when I officiated at Dad's service. Because of them and others I will always consider myself a blessed man.

A few years ago Uncle Junior had asked me to officiate at his service but it was not to be. I find a little comfort in knowing that I was able to tell him many times that I loved him. I also find comfort knowing he is with Jesus and all of our loved ones for eternity. Rest in peace my beloved uncle. I love you very much.

Gene (Root) Cowgill Jan 17 2022 12:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Earl Petry, Jr.

Roger and Mary Jo Miller Jan 16 2022 7:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Earl Petry, Jr.

Debi Brinkman Jan 16 2022 1:16 PM

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you! I am so thankful I got to know Earl! I will cherish the woodworking he shared with me and the ornament he gave us at Christmas will always hang from my tree! I am so thankful for the trust he had with us.
Sadly I work Wednesday, just know I will never forget your Dad. He was a joy to see on Mon & Friday's. I am crying for you guys and myself..💔❤️
I imagine when there is a windy day I will think of him going after his trash can...
Hugs and prayers to all.

Debi Brinkman Jan 16 2022 1:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Earl Petry, Jr.

Marvin & Teresa Deaton Jan 15 2022 6:42 AM