Harry Jackson "Jack" Pettit, III

Harry Jackson "Jack" Pettit, III

Suffolk, VA
11.27.1934 - 05.15.2017
Served in the
Coast Guard

Harry Jackson “Jack” Pettit, III, went to be with the Lord on May 15, 2017. He was the son of the late Ada Mary and Harry J. Pettit, Jr.

Jack was a life member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Suffolk where he served on the Vestry and served the church and trustees as Treasurer. He was a past member of the Suffolk School Board and was retired from VDOT where he was the Human Resource Manager. Shortly after high school he served in the US Coast Guard and some of his favorite past times included fishing, and hunting and he still loved being outdoors.

Jack is survived by his loving wife, Frances C. Pettit; son, H.J. Pettit IV and wife, Kim, of Carrsville, VA; daughter, Beth Lunde and husband, Jim, of Chesapeake, VA; grandchildren, Stephen and Sam Lunde; brother, Tom Pettit and wife, Connie, of Springfield, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11:00am in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 213 N. Main St., Suffolk, by the Rev. Keith Emerson. The family will receive friends in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington Street, on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 6-7:30pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church
213 N. Main St.
Suffolkv, VA 23434
United States

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R.W. Baker & Co.
509 W. Washington St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


Holly Lawn Cemetery
1525 Main Street
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


My thoughts and prayers to the family. Jack was a kind and pleasant gentleman. I enjoyed talking with him whenever I saw him at church. He loved serving St. Paul's. God be with you and console you.

Beverly Judkins

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Jack was my very first supervisor in Human Resources when I went to work at VDOT. He was so kind and easy going. He taught me how to successfully move forward in my career at VDOT for 37 years. You will be missed.

Cathy Richards

My condolences to you and family HJ. Thoughts and prayers always.

Bruce Knoblock

Aubrey and I are saddened to learn of Jack's passing. He was a friend of many years who will be missed. The SHS class of 1953 has lost a member who always made us proud.

shirley richardson fitzgerald

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