Born September 9, 1934, in Lansing, Michigan, son of the late Bruce and C. Audrey (Purchis) Pettit, Sr. passed away on May 6, 2016.
Bruce was a graduate of Bath High School, drove truck for 30 years, was a member of Teamster Local #580. He was also a life member of Lansing Lodge #33, F.&A.M. and the Grand Ledge Lodge #179 as well as being a member of the American Legion Post #480.
Survivors include wife of 59 years, Betty J. Pettit; son, Bruce D. Pettit III; daughters: Brenda K. (Dan) Pettit-Enghoffer, and Angela Downs; grandchildren: Miranda Wohlscheid, Bruce D. Pettit IV, Brittany Pettit, and Danial Enghoffer; sister, Beverly Dodge; half sister, Brenda Marie (Todd) Garrett, along with many nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.
Funeral and Masonic services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, interment with military honors will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00p.m.Wednesday; and also one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions, in Bruce’s memory, to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.