James G. "Gar" Petrey, 81, of Greencastle died Friday June 20, 2008.
Mr. Petrey was born July 14, 1926 in Bobtown, Ky. to Oscar and Martha Blanton Petrey. He attended Greencastle Schools.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving the Purple Heart.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Eyleen; three children, Jim D. Petrey and wife, Tammy of Greencastle, Shirley Lanham and husband, Don of Brazil and Patricia A. Perkins and husband, Cecil of Greencastle; two sisters, Feba Ridgeway of Putnamville and Mary Fern Hayes of Greencastle; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
His parents; a brother, Dalva Petrey and a sister, Ruby Whicker preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, with the Rev. Patrick Smith officiating. Calling will be Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Burial with military honors will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
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