Donald Lee Petro, 83, of Scipio, passed away at 5:34 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019, at his residence.
Born June 20, 1936, in Brown County, he was the son of Arnold and Georgia (Lazell) Petro. Donald married Sarah Hines on February 22, 1960, in Bedford, Kentucky; she survives.
Donald operated Don Petro Mobile Home Transport for 59 years and Petro Logging and Sawmill for 6 years. He was a semi driver for Shafer Livestock, bus driver for Jennings County Schools for 12 years, and worked for the Jennings County Highway Department for 4 years. He was a member of First Apostolic Church in North Vernon and was an organizer of the Scipio Fire Department. Donald enjoyed family time, working, and playing euchre. e H
Surviving with his wife, Sarah, are daughters, Bonnie Bryant, Deanna (Shawn Schwartz) Cooley, and Peyton Petro, all of Scipio, and Laura (Tony) Assmann of North Vernon; brother, Bernard Petro of Seymour; sister, Carline (Larry) Hines of Scipio; grandchildren, Crystal (John) Tyler of North Vernon, Nicole (Chris) Short, Gary Petro, and Timothy (Addy Brooks) Gambrel Jr., all of Scipio, Donald (Ashley Clark) Petro of Bloomington, Sarah Beth (Curtis) Kirk of Nebraska, Brandy Bryant of Hamilton, Ohio, and Christopher Fox of Austin, Texas; eighteen great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Claude Petro; sister, Joyce Petro; grandson, Tony Ogle; and great-grandchildren, Hannah Petro and Brandon Bryant.
A funeral service for Donald will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremations Service in North Vernon. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in the Scipio Cemetery in Scipio.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home for expenses.
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