James Petry

REDDICK—James Ray Petry, 68, of Reddick, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 at Morris Hospital.
Born Dec. 15, 1951 in Chicago, he was the son of Ray and Avon (nee Jeffries) Petry. James was a member of the Reddick Methodist Church and the Danish Brotherhood. He was a veteran of the United States Army and after serving three years he was honorably discharged. He retired April 1, 2013 after many years as a correctional officer. James was an avid bowler who was extremely proud of bowling two 300 games and two, 800 series. He enjoyed vacationing at his Florida home in the winter and camping in the summer with family and many wonderful friends. Most of all he loved his four dogs: Jasper, Bella, Nikki, Lily and Sox the cat. He helped everyone when needed, even upon death he donated his eyes.
Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Donna (nee Funk) Petry, of Reddick, who he married Oct. 13, 1990; one son, Brandon Petry, of Reddick; two sisters, Donna (Roy) Hoegger, of Dwight and Jean (Joe Carruthers) Petry, of Joliet; one brother, Bob Bartlett, of Morris; two nephews, Nathan (Stephani) Hoegger, of Spokane, WA and Jeff Bartlett and numerous great-nieces and nephew.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name may be directed to the American Cancer Society or to the Livingston County Humane Society.
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R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood is entrusted with the arrangements.