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Funeral services for William Max Petty Sr. of Okarche were held Monday at First United Methodist Church in Kingfisher with Rev. Patrick McPherson officiating. Burial was in the Kingfisher Cemetery under direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home.
Mr. Petty died Feb. 28 at the Cimarron Nursing Center in Kingfisher. He was born Dec. 16, 1940, in Kingfisher. He spent his entire life on the family farm northwest of Okarche, which became a Centennial Farm in 2002. He raised wheat, canola, cattle and horses. He spent many years training horses and mules and was a member of the Okie-Arkie Trail Ride Group in eastern Oklahoma. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Kingfisher and served on the board of trustees and in many other capacities in the church. He participated in “The Disciples” Sunday school class for over 50 years.
Max is survived by his wife, Virginia; sons, William Petty Jr. and Jason Petty, both of Okarche; daughters, Sheila Morford of Okarche, Donna Reid of Wright, Wyo., Shonna Trindle of Edmond and Tawnya Bussan of Empire, Colo.; a brother, Kent Petty of Lawton; sisters, Wanda Willms of Kingfisher and Brenda Toms of Broken Arrow; and 12 grandchildren.