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Richard Eugene "Gene" Petty

August 16, 1943 — December 3, 2020

Richard Eugene (Gene) Petty, 77, of Lake Placid, Florida went home to be with his Lord on Thursday morning December 3, 2020, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Sebring. Richard was born on August 16, 1943, in Bellefontaine, Ohio. He was the son of Letha (Varner) and Perry Petty. Richard served his country with honors in the US Air Force. He was a retired dental technician in the dental industry. Richard was a winter resident of Lake Placid, Florida for several years and then become a permanent resident in 2014, moving there from Shelbyville, Indiana. Richard was of the Methodist faith. Richard enjoyed scouting with his sons, fishing the local lakes and enjoyed a good game of golf. He loved to be with his family and friends anytime they could get together, especially time with his grandchildren. Richard is preceded in death by his loving wife Susan (Stine) and daughter Martha Jane Petty. He is survived by his loving children, Richard “Rich”, Ashley C., Timothy Joseph “TJ”; six grandchildren; and two sisters; Mary Ann Larson and Marian King. Private graveside services will be conducted at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville. Services to celebrate Richard’s life will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Blue Bear Golf Club, 2660 N. Riley Highway in Shelbyville, Indiana. Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville. Words of comfort to the family can be made by visiting
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