James Edward Petro

North Vernon

James Edward Petro, 67, of North Vernon, passed away at 12:35 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at his residence.

He was born on March 25, 1948, in Greensburg, the son of Earl Edward and Madge Lorraine (Sullivan) Petro. He was a lifelong resident of Decatur and Jennings Counties and had graduated from Jackson Township High School in 1966. He was a retired farmer and had worked at a warehouse distribution center. He was a member of the American Legion Post # 339 at Westport, AmVets at North Vernon and a former member of the Letts Volunteer Fire Department.

Mr. Petro was a veteran having served with the U. S. Airforce. He enjoyed golfing and garden tractor pulling.

Survivors include his sons, Chad Allen (Natalie Hamilton) Petro of Greensburg and Corey James (Nicky) Petro of Westport; his brother, Danny Lee Petro of Indianapolis; and his grandson, Austin James Petro of Greensburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A military graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at the Mt. Aerie Cemetery in Letts. The family will receive visitors from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the donor’s choice.

Online condolences can be made to the family at www.bassgasper.com.