Orville Petro

Buckingham Drive

Orville “Pete” Petro, 78, of Buckingham Drive, died at 3:10 a.m. Thursday, January 29, 2015, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Born January 20, 1937, in Brown County, he was the son of Issac and Thelma Cox Petro. He married Georgia Lee Thompson September 21, 1963.

Pete was employed for 22 years at Stadler Meat Packing Company and for 10 years with Beck Muffler Shop. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force.

The funeral will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service Wednesday. Burial will be at Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pete Petro Memorial Fund through the funeral home.

Survivors include his son, Danny Petro of Columbus; daughters, Gale (Josh) Shobe, Amy Petro and Teresa Petro, all of Columbus; brother, Greg Carmichael; sister, Marilyn Sue Dollarhide of Edinburgh; grandchildren, David Lee Petro, Whitney Hartwell, Paige Petro, Erin Gladish, Jagger Petro, Justin Petro and Melody Petro; and great-grandchildren, Sebastian and Sawyer Hartwell.

He was preceded in death by his father, Issac Petro; his mother, Thelma Cox Carmichael; his wife, Georgia; and a sister, Lucille Denney.

You are invited to view his video tribute after 4 p.m. Tuesday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.