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Darrell Duane Petty

May 27, 1926 ~ July 7, 2019 (age 93)


Funeral services for Darrell Petty will be held at 10:00 July 12, 2019. Newcastle, Wyoming at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Newcastle, WY. Darrell Duane Petty age 93, of Newcastle, WY died Saturday, July 6,2019 at VA Hospital in Sheridan, WY. Darrell was born May 27,1926, at Platte, SD; to the family of Mary Isabella Butts and Joseph Petty. Darrell was the fourth child of seven born to this family.  Darrell served in the Army infantry during WWII, receiving the Bronze star, Purple Heart, and numerous Commendations for his service. Darrell was an avid gun enthusiast; belonging to Sportsman Guns clubs in Newcastle and Thermopolis and The Tubb Town Muzzleloader’s.  He was the Hunter Safety instructor for many years, in Newcastle. Darrell married Jean Worlding on August 11,1953 in Lusk WY.  They lived and raised their family in Newcastle, WY; moving to Thermopolis in the late 90s. Darrell was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; he served in many positions in the church. Darrell is preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Joe Petty, his eternal companion of 59 years, Jean Petty; all of his siblings; Floyd, Lyle, Leigh, Wilma, Don, and Sid; his son, Russell and daughter-in-law Ella; and great- granddaughter, Abbi. He is survived by sons, Dale (Barbara)of Thermopolis, WY; Scott of Gillette, WY;  daughters, Deborah Petty of Gillette, WY; and Sandra Petty of Thermopolis, WY;  12 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren and another on the way. Memorials may be made in Darrell’s name to benefit Special Olympics of Wyoming. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Meridian Mortuary 111 South Railroad Ave, Newcastle, WY 82701. Condolences may also be expressed at


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Funeral Service
July 12, 2019

10:00 AM
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
120 Ash Street
Newcastle, WY 82701

July 15, 2019

12:30 PM
Black Hills National Cemetery
20901 Pleasant Valley Drive
Sturgis, SD 57785

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