Michael Allen Petty, 55, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 5:30 p.m. at The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.
He was born on August 30, 1957, a son of the late Harold M. Petty who preceded him in death in 1975 and his mother, the former Shirley M. (Linet) Short whom survives in Bellefontaine. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Steve Petty on February 24, 2004.
On February 29, 1992 in Bellefontaine, he married the former Victoria L. Young and she survives along with children, Justin Ericksen and Thomas Ericksen both of Bellefontaine and Stefanie Ericksen of New York, New York; sister, Cindy (Mike) Conley of Bellefontaine; several aunts, uncles and many nieces, nephews and many close friends.
He was a regional sales manager with Mann Filters and had worked prior at Wix Filters. He attended First Presbyterian Church and also was a member of Bellefontaine Eagles #2166. A 1975 graduate of Bellefontaine High School and a 1977 graduate of Lincoln Tech in Indianapolis, Indiana, he studied auto and diesel mechanics and received numerous awards in his field of work. He was a great husband and a wonderful father and son. A HUGE Ohio State Buckeye fan, he also loved the Bellefontaine Chieftains and attended all games in all sports. He loved classic cars especially restoring his 1969 Bonneville convertible.
Pastor Rob Fulton will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine where friends may call on Friday, November 30, 2012 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Burial will be in Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 8899 Brookside Avenue, Suite 102, West Chester, OH 45069.
Condolences may be expressed at www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com.