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“Our deepest condolences go out to all the family members. May the memories you have help you through this very sad time. ”
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William "Bill" D. Petty, 93, of Rock Falls, died on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at CGH Medical Center. Bill was born on December 12, 1927 in Marshfield, MO, the son of John and Omie (Linder) Petty. He married Lena Cook on December 15, 1945 in Marshfield, MO. Bill worked in construction for many years. He enjoyed gardening and was known as "Mr. Fix-It" in his younger years. Bill also enjoyed watching wrestling on TV, and visiting relatives while traveling in his motor home.

Survivors include his wife Lena; two sons, Jim (Laura) Petty, and Richard (Roxanne) Petty, all of Rock Falls; 8 grandchildren, Wesley Petty, Michael (Janice) Petty, Kelly (Andy) Upham, Matthew (Nicole) Petty, Joshua (Lindsay) Petty, Samantha Petty (Jay Seeley), Misty (Scott) Piehn, and Colleen Petty (Chad Nicks); 15 great grandchildren; and 9 great-great grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; 3 sons, Bob, Harold, and John Petty; and 4 sisters, Beulah Carpenter, Pauline Henderson, Ruby Henderson, and Florence Grisson.

Private family services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.