November 7, 1920 – July 9, 2016 Forrest Edsel Pettit, 95, of Bells, Texas went home to our Heavenly Father 07/09/2016.He was born in Howe, Texas on November 7, 1920 to John Leslie Pettit and Jaunita Patton.
Forrest graduated from Howe High School.
He married Tommy Jean Reed on January 21, 1955 in Durant, Oklahoma.
Forrest served in the United States World War II Army as a 441st Army Engineer.
Forrest was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Bells, Texas.
He was a devoted husband, father, and papaw.
Forrest loved going to all the football and baseball/softball games in Bells to support his grandchildren, gardening, and telling stories about the Army.
He leaves behind:
Sister: Joy Nicholson of Amarillo, TX
Sons: E.T. Pettit and John Pettit of Bells, TX
Daughter-In-Laws: Pam Pettit and Vicki Pettit of Bells, TX
Two Grandchildren: Nate Pettit of Rowlett, TX and Tori Pettit of Bells, TX
Forrest was preceded in death by his Wife: Tommy Jean Pettit
Parents: John Leslie Pettit and Juanita Patton-Pettit
Brothers: Wilson Pettit, Temple Pettit, D.C. Pettit, and Thomas Pettit
Graveside Services will be held at 10:00AM Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will receive freinds from 6:00PM until 7:00PM on Monday at Mullican-Little Funeral Home in Bells/Savoy, Texas.
Pallbearers will be
In lieu of flowers memorials in F. E.’s name may be made to the Bells Snap Center in Bells, Texas
You may sign the online guest book at www.mullicanlittle.com
He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
He thrives before the sun, And his shoots spread out over his garden.