Lester L. Petty Sr. was called to his Heavenly home on Sunday, May 10th, 2020 in his home in Gaffney, S.C.
Lester, born April 2nd 1932, was the beloved son of the late Herbert Petty Sr. and the late Permelia McGill Petty. He was a native of Cleveland County, NC, where he attended public schools, graduating from Washington School. At an early age, Lester accepted Christ into his life. Lester was also a veteran of the United States Army, where he served and fought in the Korean War.
After completing his time in the army, Lester, a traveling man, moved to New Jersey where he worked for New Jersey Office Supply. He was a member of Wisdom Lodge No.5 where he served as secretary for many years. Upon retiring, he relocated to Gaffney, South Carolina. Lester had many passions which included golf, hunting, fishing, and bus rides.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his spouse Troy Littlejohn Petty; three sons Lester Petty Jr., Alfred Petty, and Charles Petty; four brothers Herbert, Claude, Jimmy, and Eugene; and two sisters, Flossie Wilson and Sarah Koontz.
Left to cherish loving memories: a special aunt, Azelee McGill, his two sisters Wanda Guest of Shelby, North Carolina and Janet Dawkins of Gastonia, North Carolina ; sons Larry Littlejohn (Chloette) of Gaffney, South Carolina, Roy Petty (Joyce) of Simpsonville, South Carolina, Elliott Petty of Wellford, South Carolina, Tony Childs of Alexandria, Virginia, Charlie Goldsberry of Orange New Jersey ; daughters, Pat Medley (Bill) of Plainfield, New Jersey, Patricia Smith (James) of Shelby, North Carolina, Shirley Petty of Gaffney, South Carolina, Beverly Washington (Wallace) of Goldsboro North Carolina ; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was a loving father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend and a joy to all whom he came in contact with. We love him and he will be greatly missed.