Charles "Eddie" Edward Pettry, age 58, of Miami, WV, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family after a very tough fight against a long illness at Select Specialty Hospital, a division of Saint Francis Hospital, Charleston, WV, on January 2, 2017. He was born on November 26, 1958 and was the son of the late Sherman & Gladys Mae (Bailey) Pettry.
Eddie was a lifelong resident of Cabin Creek and a 1978 graduate of East Bank High School. He loved the outdoors! He loved hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, and loved being surrounded by his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Wanda Pettry. Eddie is survived by his son at home, David "Matt" Pettry; daughter Kimberly Pettry Koontz of Charleston; grandchildren Robbie and Kayla Koontz; Jason Howell of Miami whom he loved like a son; siblings Sherman “Frank” (Darlene) Pettry, Bonnie (Robert) Phelps, Kenny Pettry, and Mary Sue (Allen) Wyatt; his Uncle Dwain "Beannie" Bailey whom was his best friend and like a father figure to him; and a host of uncles, aunts, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral Services to celebrate Eddie’s life will be held at noon on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Dawes United Methodist Church Activity Building with Pastor Bea Thompson and Pastor Carl “Bo” Terrell officiating. Interment will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens. Friends may join the family for visitation one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, 155 McGraw Avenue, Webster Springs, WV 26288.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.doddreedfh.com.
Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Pettry family.