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Wendell G Pettus

Wendell G. Pettus, 86, of Searcy, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014. He was born in 1928 to the late Walter Festus Pettus and Violet Barger of Rose Bud.

He is survived by one son, Gary Pettus (Kathy) of Searcy; one daughter, Judy Pearson (Waymon) of Rose Bud; one sister Joann Culwell of Rose Bud; three grandchildren, Lisa Pearson Wittig, Jamie Pettus and Shelly Hughes Jones; and six great grandchildren, Joseph Wittig, Evan Wittig, Lacus Wittig, Easter Jones, Jason Jones and Elizabeth Jones.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Hettie Pettus; two brothers, Walter Pettus and Marion Pettus; and one grandchild, Jason Hughes.

He was a charter member of the Chapel Lane Freewill Baptist Church. "Pop" was a great, hard working, God fearing man. He was so kind and generous and always had a smile for everyone and a song in his heart.

Visitation will be at Searcy McEuen Funeral Home on Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, September 12, 2014 at Searcy McEuen Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Arkansas Alzheimer's at 1-800-272-3900.

All funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.

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  • Visitation

    September 11, 2014
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Funeral Service

    September 12, 2014
    10:00 AM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this difficult time. May God give you comfort and strength.
With love, Shane, Bridget and Ava Crockett

Posted by Bridget Crockett    September 12, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Gary we are sorry for your loss. I know hoe much you shared with your Dad.

Always: Rick's Mom and Dad

Posted by Grover and Mary House - Conway, AR - Friends of his Son   September 11, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

We have so many good memories of Bro Wendell and Ms. Hettie, but what stands out the most is their love and support they had for our church family.

Posted by Buddy & Elaine Padgett - Searcy, AR - Friend   September 11, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Judy, I would like to extend my condolences to you and your entire family at this time.

Posted by Irene Gray - Searcy, AR - Family friend   September 11, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

You are all in my thoughts and prayers! When we were younger Uncle Marion & Wendell always picked on all of us, but we loved it. They both made us laugh and laughed at and with us. We weren't related by blood, but I always considered Gary and Judy as my adopted cousins and Wendell and Hettie Opal as my adopted Aunt & Uncle! They are all in Heaven now together & with Mom. Lord only knows what stories they are telling! Gary & Judy, I love you very much!

Posted by Sheila Barlow Johnson - Family   September 11, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Prayers to the family, thinking of how Wendell & Hettie Opal use to sing at church & also with the McCuin's. What a great family with lot of special memories.

Posted by Mary Mergenschroer - Rose Bud, AR - Friend   September 11, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Gary so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Pops was so sweet and kind. I remember when I worked for you how he would come by and bring us milkshakes on those hot summer days. He always had a big smile on his face and a kind heart. I know he will be missed by many.

Posted by Nadine Kaylor - Romance, AR - Friend of the family   September 11, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Pops was as genuine and kind of a man as I ever met. He made me feel like family and I am a better person from the time I was around him.

Posted by Joe Skabronski - searcy, AR - friend of family   September 11, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM