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Roy Marrs Petett

Roy Marrs Petett age 70, of Horse Cave passed away December 26, 2012 at Caverna Memorial Hospital. He was born in Monroe County, near Tompkinsville,Ky. He has lived in Horse Cave fo the past 38 years. He was a Western Ky State College graduate. He coached nearly all sports, but coached mainly football in Barren, Cumberland, Butler, Daviess, and Hart Counties. He was the first inductee into the Hart County Football Hall of Fame. He loved hunting, fishing, and gardening, and his family. He was a member of the Horse Cave Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Maggie Geralds Petett, his sisters, Dane McKinney, and Margie Smith, and his brothers, Cecil, James and Joe Petett.

Survived by

He is survived by his best friend and wife of 48 years, Judy Watson Petett of Horse Cave, his son and his wife, Bryan and Angie Petett , of Lenoir City,TN , his daughters, Dane Wilson & her husband Joey of Horse Cave, Jayne Ferry and her husband Kevin of Bowling Green and Jill Petett of Bowling Green. His Sisters and Brothers, Mildred Owen of Bowling Green, Frank Petett of Tompkinsville, Lucy Thompson of Louisville, J.E. Petett and his wife Martha , grandchildren, Lexee Wilson, Bailey Petett, Hunter Ferry, Peyton Ferry, Kylee Wilson, Chase Showmaker and Caden Norman.


Visitation at Winn Funeral Home from 1 until 9 p.m. on Saturday and after 1 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Funeral Service

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday December 30, 2012 at the Horse Cave Church of Christ under direction of Winn Funeral Home in Horse Cave. Burial will follow in the Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery.

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Coach Petett  was like a second father to me he taught me that leadership is not easy but is always tough.  I love him and will miss my old football coach.  God is great and I thank him for Coach Petett and Coach Green.  See you soon Coach and I know you will be coaching the team when I get there.  Butler county is better because you were here.  Love you Coach.

william keown Mar 7 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Roy's passing. He was such a wonderful person and teacher. I will always remember his smile and hugs. May God comfort you all.

Pamela Richardson Jan 1 2013 12:00 AM

Huge loss, but heaven's gain!! Thank you Roy Petett for making our life more full!! Thanks for being the father figure, for being our finest neighbor ever, all the talks at the plank fence, loving our boys, pulling John Paul out of magazine rack, being

Raymond Hishmeh Dec 30 2012 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Roy's passing.

Rose Martin Dec 30 2012 12:00 AM

Roy was our neighbor when I was growing up. I don't remember much about those days, just that Roy was always very polite. I do remember eating BBQ at his restaurant and enjoying the food and talking to Roy. He was always very nice to our family. We will miss him.

Samuel Hishmeh Dec 30 2012 12:00 AM

Many fond memories of Coach Pettet, his classes and being his P.E. Assistant. He was a character and I am proud to have had the opportunity to call him my friend. Prayers for all family and friends.

Cammie McCoy Johnson Dec 30 2012 12:00 AM

We are sorry to hear about your father. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Chip & Joy Miller Dec 30 2012 12:00 AM

We feel the sorrow for your family at this time.
The great memories you have of your father will outweigh the short illness he suffered from.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Adam @ Linda

Adam @ Linda Lindsey Dec 29 2012 12:00 AM

Ms. Judy,
I played for Coach Petett at Butler County from 1971 - 1974 (better known as Mouse). He left the following year to go to Hart County, I believe.
On the field he was a mean old coot. He was strict, unforgiving and pushed us beyond ourselves. There were times you didn't want to go to the locker room at halftime or after the game. But, he molded our teams into exceeding and competing beyond what we should or would have without him.
Coach encouraged, enabled and helped me go to college on a scholarship without which I probably would have never been able to achieve. I am deeply saddened by the his loss but have and shall always remember Coach. My deepest sympathies to you all.

Dwayne Morse Dec 29 2012 12:00 AM

I wanted to tell you all that I am thinking of you in your time of grief. Roy was such a nice and happy person everytime you would see him, his smiles were contagious. You all are special to me. Know that i wanted to come to the funeral home but i am sick with the flu. Praying for the family. Keli Logsdon

Keli Logsdon Dec 29 2012 12:00 AM

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