Denver Leeon Pettitt, 77, of Big Spring died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at the 14th and Main Church of Christ with Rick Cunningham and Doyle Maynard officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at the funeral home.
Leeon was born May 3, 1934, in Hermleigh, Texas, and married Patsy Gotcher on Nov. 29, 1957, in Big Spring, Texas. She preceded him in death April 25, 1998. He then married Donna Hunter on Nov. 20, 1998.
Leeon served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957. He worked at Webb Air Force Base as the electrical supervisor and then owned and operated Pettitt Lighting Center in Big Spring. Leeon worked for Western Texas College in Snyder as the physical plant administrator.
After retiring in 1996, he drove tour buses for numerous companies and was currently employed by Lithia Motors in San Angelo as a dealer trade driver. He was a member of 14th and Main Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Pettitt of Big Spring; two daughters, Tammy Burkhart and husband Glenn of San Angelo and Toni Pettitt of Sterling City; three stepchildren, Kelly Hunter and wife Liliana of Knoxville, Tenn., Jana Hunter of Lubbock and Jenny Parum of Dallas; eight grandchildren, Shaun Strickland and wife Amy, Austin Clinkscales and fiancÃ© Mallory Kennedy, Desi Clinkscales, Tayler Burkhart, Candon Pettitt and Hadley, Cadence and Trey Parum; one great-grandson, Gage James Nicholas; one brother, Dan Pettitt and wife Madilyn of Midland; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, Denver and Eltie Pettitt; one son, Cameron Pettitt; and by a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Charles Teague.
The family suggests memorials be made to a favorite charity.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com