Our Sincere Sympathy

Loran Pettit
September 2, 1920 - July 3, 2005
Moss Graduate

      Services for Holdenville resident Loran Pettit were held 1:00 PM Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at the Holdenville First Baptist Church. Reverend Roger McElroy officiated. Interment followed at the Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.  
     Pallbearers were Jon Faster, Jeffrey Foster, Joshua Duncan, Garrett Rhynes, Richard Nolen, and Mike Cowart.
     Loran passed away July 3, 2005 in Glenpool, Oklahoma, at the age of 84. He was born September 2, 1920 in Lamar, Oklahoma to  Robert A. and Goldie "Marshall" Pettit. He was raised in Hughes County and attended Moss schools and graduated there.
     He proudly served his country during World War II in the 836th  Army Aviation Engineer unit in the South Pacific. He married  Imogene Lipe on April 16, 1946 in Holdenville, Oklahoma. After  his military service he worked as a parts man for Smith Auto and  Bob Stafford Motors. He worked for Kingsbury Homes as a truck mechanic from which he later retired.
     Loran was very dedicated to his church service. He was a  treasurer for the Banner Baptist Church in Horntown for several  years. Loran taught Sunday School at Holdenville First Baptist  for over ten years and was an usher for many years.
     Loran was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Imogene Lipe Pettit; and one sister; Marcella Hope Whittemore.
     He is survived by his children; Judith Ann Foster and husband Bruce of Holdenville, Oklahoma; and Beverly Pettit Duncan and husband Jerry of Jenks, Oklahoma; his grandchildren Jon Foster and wife Taloa of Edmond, Oklahoma, Jeffrey Foster of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jenni Rhynes and husband Garrett of Ada, Oklahoma and Joshua Travis Duncan of Ada, Oklahoma; and one great-granddaughter Jayden Foster of Edmond, Oklahoma. Also one brother, Robert A. "Tommy" Pettit and wife Reba; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.