In Memory

Phillip Petty

Phillip Petty

Phillip Ray Petty of Irving passed away June 7, 2010.

He was born on August 20, 1951 in Gilmer, Texas.  He owned and operated Arton E.C.S. and was a member of the South MacArthur Church of Christ.  He is survived by wife Teri Petty of Irving; son Jeff Grey of Arlington; daughter Kim Grey of Irving; daughter Tara Lopez and husband Vince of McKInney; son Zachary Perry of Irving; and sister Carol Beene and husband James of Nacogdoches.

The family will recieve friends from 5 to 7 PM Wednesday June 9, 2010 at South MacArthur Church of Christ.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday at the church auditorium with burial to follow at 3:30 PM at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Pritchett, Texas.

(DMN - June 9, 2010)

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06/10/10 10:08 AM #1    

Brooks Harkey

I just saw Phil at the 40th Reunion Homecoming game!  He wasn't sitting with us, but near some other mutual friends.  We talked for a bit.  I tried to get him to come to our post-game party (which we started at half time because, as you know, we're old) but he declined.  I wish he'd come.

The same mutual friend told me he was diagnosed with stomach cancer 2 months ago.  So sorry to hear about this.

06/11/10 01:02 AM #2    

Cindi (Cynthia) Dixon

Phillip's name came up in discussion during the planning of the 40th class reunion. I learned that he played with a rock band called 'Point Blank.' Wow! I remembered listening to them back in the 70's & 80's along with other Southern rock groups.

I've included a video from YouTube that is an interview with Rusty Burns & Phillip. Who knew that the quiet guy from Irving High had such nimble fingers?

 There are other videos posted that showcase the band's talent. Give it a listen & remember our classmate, Phillip.

06/11/10 02:26 AM #3    

Cindi (Cynthia) Dixon

Legacy Online Guestbook for Phillip Petty:

07/19/10 11:51 PM #4    

Betsy Mitchell

Phillip Petty and I worked together at Spartan Atlantic for a couple of years. He was always joking and was fun to be around. Once he was playing around with an empty stapler pretending to inject staples in his arm or leg or chest. Unfortunately, the one lone staple still in it came free and he stapled his right nostril. Poor thing  (but the look on his face was comically priceless).

Even back then, he was rreeaallyy into his music. One time the sliding doors behind the glass sporting goods case came off their tracks. Looking for help to fix them, the female department manager came up to Phillip and asked “Do you know anything about the doors?” Phillip answered, “Yeah. Jim Morrison is the lead singer with Robby Krieger on guitar, Ray Manzarek on keyboard and John Densmore is their drummer.”

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