Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Harold and Mary (Goodman) Pettit.
He was employed at G.C. Murphy in Green-castle for 19 years, and at DePauw University for 20 years.
He was a long-time member of Greencastle Moose Lodge and had coached Putnam County Girls Softball, Babe Ruth and Little League ball teams.
Surviving are his wife, Frieda E. (Swim) Pettit; son David Allen Pettit Jr. and wife Tonya, Brazil; daughter Kim Perkins and husband Tim, Greencastle; three brothers, William Pettit and wife Sherry, Richard Pettit and wife Carol, and Ronald Pettit and wife Carol, all of Greencastle; eight grandchildren and a great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert Dale Pettit and sister Phyllis Coffman.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Rev. Larry Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Moose Heart.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.