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Lee Scott Petty dies at age 77

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Lee Scott Petty of Virginia Beach, Virginia passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at his son’s residence in Odenton, Maryland.

Lee was born on October 5, 1936 in Miami, Florida, to the late Lucille Evelyn Raschert and Walter Scott Petty.

Lee is survived by his four loving children, Roy S. Petty, R. Mark Petty, Michelle R. Donegan and Keith A. Petty, and four step-children; one brother Vernon W. Petty; nine grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild and one step great-grandchild; one nephew and one niece; and his beloved Bichon Frise “Tiger”.

Lee was raised in Normal, Illinois spending many years as a newspaper carrier. He graduated from Normal High School in 1954. After graduation he joined the United States Air Force spending four years on active duty before returning to Illinois to re-join the newspaper business. Lee later moved to Gary, Indiana to join the Post-Tribune where he spent most of his career. Working his way through circulation District Manager and Suburban Manager he eventually retired as the Director of Personnel and Labor Relations at the Post-Tribune. His proudest professional achievement was the mentoring of young newspaper carriers to 10 years of top salesmanship awards. Upon retiring from Post-Tribune he opened the Qwik Stop & Shrimp, in Chesterton, Indiana. He spent the final years of his life near family in Virginia Beach where he worked and volunteered for the Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

Lee’s immediate family held a private ceremony on Friday, November 29, 2013, in Odenton, Maryland. There will be a mass and internment service open to all friends and family at the Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia in the near future.


Posted 12/2/2013