Walter Lynn "Buck" Petty, 83, of Bonlee-Bennett Road, Siler City died Saturday, May 11, 2019.
Mr. Petty was born in Chatham County on January 12, 1936 the son of Murphy Linwood and Edith (White) Petty. Buck attended Sandy Branch Baptist Church and Brookdale Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon and taught Sunday School. Buck was the owner/operator of Bradshaw Supply, was a land developer for home construction, had owned and operated Petty Lodge, a Bed and Breakfast in Wilkesboro.
Buck enjoyed riding a bulldozer, dump truck and tractor. He also enjoyed fishing, camping and trips to the beach. He wanted memories of him to reflect his love for his family, ministering to others of Jesus and His love, and helping others.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Frances P. Denise; grandson, Jonathan Petty; his first wife, Betty Burke Petty.
Buck is survived by his wife of 35 years: Elaine (Jacobs) Petty; three daughters: Debbie P. Roberts and husband, Dr. Rob Roberts of Asheboro, NC, Athena P. Tillman and husband, David of Siler City, NC and Jessica Austin and husband, Robert of Charlotte, NC; four sons, Walter L. Petty and wife, Abby of Siler City, Mike Petty and wife, Debby, of Siler City, Brian Webster and wife, Sarah of Wilkesboro, NC and Landon Webster and wife, Rhonda of Locust Grove, GA.; two brothers: Robert W. "Bob" Petty and wife, Betty of Siler City, NC and James E. "Jim" Petty and wife, Jane of Siler City, NC; grandchildren, Adam (Brittany), Jacob, Melissa (Carlos), Pamela (David), Danielle (Shaun), Seth, Ivey, Katelan (Anthony), David, Naomi, Whitney, Zeke, Zander, Skylar; great-grandchildren, Easton, Addie, Alyssa, Katy, Elliott, Hudson, Nicholas, Daniel
The family will receive friends Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM at Sandy Branch Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek, NC. A graveside service will follow Thursday at 3:00 PM at Sandy Branch Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Don Potter, Dr. Rob Roberts officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Fruit Ministries in Wilmington, Liberty Home Care and Hospice, 401 East Third Street, Siler City, NC 27344 or Chatham County Council On Aging, P O Box 715, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.