Union County Native, Douglas D. Petty, 59, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at IU Health in Indianapolis.
Doug was born to Ronald Petty and Joan J. Smith Chandler on June 22, 1961, in Richmond, Indiana. Doug attended Liberty Schools and graduated from Union County High School in 1980. He continued his education at Ball State University, receiving his bachelor’s degree in Education in 1985. Doug was married to Beth Ann Dooley on August 3, 1985 in Liberty. Doug spent six years as a high school teacher. He taught business at Lacrosse High School and at Orgen Davis High School. He spent many years in sales, as a sales representative for Steve Kauffman and Associates and most recently as the Regional Sales Manager for Hawke Optics.
One of Doug’s greatest passions was hunting; he loved to hunt deer, turkey, squirrels, and participated in annual dove hunts. He was an avid basketball fan. Doug especially enjoyed coaching his children, and other children. Doug enjoyed watching his own children compete in their local sporting events. He loved listening to music; his favorite band was Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks. Doug also enjoyed the art of photography. He loved spending time with his family. Doug was a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Doug is survived by his parents: Ronald Petty and Joan Smith Chandler; his wife of thirty-five years: Beth Ann Petty; his sons: Sean Petty and his significant other Kristen Dwyer of New York City, Christopher Petty of Anderson, Indiana, Alexander “A.J.” of Liberty; sister: Sherry Davis of Liberty; his princess: Yona; many nieces and nephews as well as many friends.
Doug is preceded in death by his brother: Garry Petty and his brother in-law: Rick Davis.
At the request of the family, no services will be conducted at this time, but the family will celebrate Doug’s life at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the International Multiple Myeloma Association. Showalter Blackwell Long, Fosdick Chapel, Liberty has been entrusted with arrangements. For more information or to leave condolences for the family please visit www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com