Gary Pettit

April 11, 1960 - February 16, 2024

Gary Gene Pettit, 63, of West Union, OH, passed away Friday, February 16, 2024, in
the place he called home: Adams County. Gary was born on April 11, 1960, in West
Union, to the late Gary Pettit, Sr., and Donna (Young) Manchester. He was preceded in
death by his father, Gary Pettit, Sr., and Stepfather Bill Manchester.

Gary worked at the Alpine House Assisted Living Facility in West Union at the time of
his passing. He was a founding member of the Adams County Ohio Stands United, a
group focused on making Adams a Second Amendment County. Gary had an avid love
for music and was an accomplished musician and a country music and blues singer for
most of his adult life. In his youth, he toured the United States with long-time band
manager Don Bowles and opened for many notable talents.

Gary is survived by his wife, Sandy (Knox) Pettit of West Union; daughters, Brooke
Pettit of Cincinnati, Amy Pettit of Mainville, OH, Heather (Drake) Blackburn of Piketon,
OH, Kayla (Joey) McConnel of Paradise, TX; grandchildren, Jared, Lucia, Rhett,
Draven, Soren, Haisley, Davis, Walter, Bradley, Jimmy; mother, Donna Manchester;
brothers, Bill (Alyse) Pettit of West Union, Ken Pettit, of West Union; sisters, Lisa
(Benny) McCarty, of West Union, Kristi (Randy) Wu of Fairfield, OH; nieces, Ashley
McCarty, Amber Wolfe; nephew Tony Thompson; other nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Hospice of Hope in Seaman, OH, for
their kindness and generosity, to the surrounding community for their thoughts, prayers,
and consolation, special friends, Shane (Laura) McCoy and extended family, and the
plethora of other close friends for years of fun, memories, and comradery.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.


Rhonda henderson - Apr 14, 2024
So sorry for your loss gary and me has been friends for years
Thelma - Mar 13, 2024
What a shock it was! All of the residents will surely miss him!! Gary was always willing to help me when I needed something. Fixed a rain barrel full of water for me to water my flowers. Helped put out a vegetable garden for us. He even let my daughter take a photo of myself with his beautiful red bike. He will not be forgotten! Thelma Stephenson Alpine Resident
Becky McGuire - Mar 8, 2024
My first great love. It makes me happy to know that he had a lot of friends who cared about him many years later after he left such a special impression on my heart.