Cover photo for Cmsgt Jesse H. Pettijohn's Obituary
Cmsgt Jesse H. Pettijohn Profile Photo

Cmsgt Jesse H. Pettijohn

March 24, 1922 — August 17, 2009

CMSgt Jesse H. Pettijohn-USAF Retired, 87, of Valdosta died on Monday, August 17, 2009 in Thomasville. Born on March 24, 1922 in Gosport, IN, he was the son of the late Jesse D. and Anna Hunsicker Pettijohn. He joined the Army Air Corps in August of 1940 and retired from the 3550 Field maintenance squadron at Moody Air Force Base in September of 1970. Mr. Pettijohn was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Harold Wayne and Jackie Pettijohn of Homer, IL; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Denny Blair of Thomasville; grandchildren and their spouses, Brian and DeAnn Blair of Moultrie, Roslie and Chris Parrish of Gulfport, MS, great granddaughters, Mackenzie and Jessie Blair of Moultrie, Courtney and Kimberly Parrish of Gulfport, MS; sisters, Wilma Roach of Indianapolis, IN, and Allegra Woods of Gosport, IN; brother, Venice Pettijohn of Gosport, IN; cousins, Janice McHenry, Marilyn Truesdel, Margaret Sims, Joyce Couch; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Margaret and Ray Bannister of Coolidge; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Hugh Anthony and Mary Martin of Tallahassee, FL; nephews, Gordon Woods, Joe Pettijohn, Lamar Seay and Cle Bannister; nieces, Mary Cleary, Beverly Ricks, Susan Diatlovich, Amy Pettijohn, Sara Farmer, Teresa Hall, Catherine Chastain and Miranda Mullins. He is also survived by his special friends, Jerry and Shirley Vance of Valdosta. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Mary Evelyn Pettijohn, and a great nephew, Harley Hall.

Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 11 A.M. on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at Riverview Memorial Gardens with Rev. Bob Dixon officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Carson McLane Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hasan Shrine Center in Albany, 1822 Palmyra Road, Albany, GA 31701. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanefuneralservices.com Carson McLane Funeral Home.


Funeral Home:
Carson McLane Funeral Home
2215 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA
US 31602

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Cmsgt Jesse H. Pettijohn, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Add to Calendar

*Standard text messaging rates apply.

cemetery

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Add to Calendar

*Standard text messaging rates apply.

Service

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Add to Calendar

*Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 0

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors