Harry  Petty
Bill "Harry" Petty, 89, of Traverse City, died Jan. 10, 2020 while surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born on Aug. 31, 1930 in Uhrichsville, Ohio, to Etta and Harry Petty.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and received a Bronze Star. After his military service he began a career in sales that led him to Traverse City, where he started selling in the cherry growers industry and eventually retired with Grand Traverse Auto.
Bill had a passion for exercising, especially running, as he ran numerous Cherry Festival 15K races and many other local runs. He logged countless miles and made many friends over the years on his daily visits to the Civic Center track.
Bill is survived by his children, Lisa (Brian) Carney and son, Chip (Lisa) Petty. He is greatly missed by his five grandchildren, Lily, Celia, Mia, Wyatt and Brooke, all of Plymouth; his siblings, Ed Petty, of Traverse City and sister, Joanne Unger, of Coshocton, Ohio.
Bill was preceded in death by his sisters, Betty Lou Deibel and Mary Jane Cora.
A memorial service will take place at First Congregational Church in Traverse City on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to the First Congregational Church of Traverse City.
Published on January 26, 2020


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The Schewes
Jan 31, 2020
Heavenly and Harmony was purchased for the family of Harry Petty by The Schewes.  Send flowers
Rhondi, Darren, Ryan, and Dolores and Families
Jan 30, 2020
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Kelly Green-Shrift
Jan 28, 2020
I use to see Bill at the Civic Center. I always enjoyed his stories and his smile. Rest In Peace.
Sue Dodson Ubrin
Jan 27, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to His children,Chip,lisa&their; families& also to His brother&sister;,my Uncle Bud&my; Aunt Joan(JanJan). Rest In Peace,Uncle Bill. Give a hug to everyone,especially my Mom. I love& miss her everday. ♥️
Kathe zimmerman
Jan 27, 2020
I worked with Bill at Grand travers auto. He was one of the most kindest men i have ever met. Great memerioes. RIP Bill.