Delbert Garland Petitt
Delbert Garland Petitt, 98 of Vernon, Texas, died on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Vernon, Texas.
Graveside service will be Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Eastview Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.
Delbert was born Thursday, March 9, 1922 in Vernon, Texas. He was the son of the late Walter C. Petitt and the late Myrtie Jane Smith Petitt. He married Bessie Mae McNabb on June 22, 1940 in Vernon. She preceded him in death on Aug. 28, 2015. He had been a resident of Vernon all of his life. He served in the U.S. Air Force 1943-1946. He was a retired carpenter for W.T. Waggoner Estate. He was a member of Woodman of the World and American Legion. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church.
Delbert is survived by his son, Larry Don Petitt of Sanford, Texas; daughter, Dianne Rollans of San Antonio, Texas; five grandchildren, Carla Adam, Lawanda Phelan, Cindy Hart, Michael Rollans, and Ryan Rollans; honorary granddaughter Alberta McGee; ten great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren and three great-great-great-grandchildren,
Memorials can be made to Alzheimer Society or American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.
So sorry to hear about the passing of Delbert. My cousin and I visited Delbert and Bessie,Walterand Francis around 2003. His mom Myrtie Jane Pettit was the sister of my grandfather James Porter Smith. I am from Kokomo In.,Delbert and I called one another until his hearing got bad and then I also lost my hearing.We sent cards back and forth for a while until I lost contact with him . Had been trying to contact him.Delbert and Bessie were so generous with their time and their home when we visitied.My cousin and I had just retired and was doing geneolagy.He was so helpful in helping find our GGGrandfather. Condolances to the families.