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Dale Leon Pettit

June 19, 1936 ~ October 7, 2020 (age 84)

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Dale Leon Pettit, 84, of Seymour, formerly of North Vernon, passed away at 10:05 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour.

Born June 19, 1936, in Switzerland County, he was the son of Harry Clifford and Ruth Aldine (Gunnion) Pettit. He married Carol Campbell on November 4, 1957; she preceded him in death on April 28, 1991. He married Cecelia Vogel Miller on September 26, 1992 at the Methodist Church in North Vernon; she preceded him in death on June 7, 2018.

Dale was a 1953 graduate of Vernon High School and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 until 1957. He was a lifelong farmer, the road superintendent for the Jennings County Highway Department, director of SEI Data, and a formerly served as a Jennings County Commissioner for four terms. Dale was a member and former chairman of the Jennings County Republican Party and a member at Tea Creek Baptist Church, Sagamore of the Wabash, and Jennings County Farm Bureau, where he was on the Board of Directors. He enjoyed traveling and watching the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Team.

He is survived by his sons, Kenneth (Linda) Pettit of Madison, and James (Amy) Pettit and Doug (Della) Miller, both of North Vernon; daughters, Susan (CD) Kinney of Paris Crossing, Cheryl (Greg) McConnell of Fountain Hill, Arizona, and Julie (Darrel) Kemmerer of North Vernon; sister, Marilyn Estell of Columbus; twenty four grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wives; a son, David Pettit; and brothers, Ralph, John and Robert Pettit.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 12, 2020, in the Vernon Cemetery in Vernon with the Rev. Phillip Elliott officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Monday, October 12, 2020, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon. Matt Hester Post #2021 will provide military graveside rites.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Tea Creek Baptist Church.

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October 12, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
420 South State Street
North Vernon, IN 47265

Funeral Service
October 12, 2020

1:00 PM
Vernon Cemetery
Pike Street
Vernon, Indiana 47282

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