Graveside services for Junior Francis Pettyjohn, 78, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 16, 2020 at New Hope Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Pettyjohn passed away at 5:35 p.m., Thursday, October 8, 2020, at his home.
He was born March 8, 1942, at Peace Valley, Missouri, to Ollie Francis Pettyjohn and Maymie Ellen McFarland Pettyjohn. Mr. Pettyjohn was a veteran, having served with the United States Army. Before his retirement he worked at DRS, formerly Southwest Truck Body. He enjoyed fishing, playing pool and making deals. Mr. Pettyjohn attended Church of the Brethren.
He is survived by one son, Scott Pettyjohn and wife, Lora, Peace Valley, Missouri; four grandchildren, Alisha Bettis and fiancé James Hood, Brandy Pettyjohn and fiancé Joseph Wheeler, Scotty Pettyjohn and fiancé Amber Brimm and Samantha Headly; fifteen great-grandchildren; four nieces, Treena Blades, Ellen Weaver, Donna Ross and Sharon Pena; one nephew, Dwayne Pettyjohn; and special friends, Brian Shrubb and Charlene (Pinky) Bales.
His parents, one sister, Lois Morgan, one brother, Wayne Pettyjohn and one nephew, Mark Shultz, preceded him in death.
Mr. Pettyjohn will lie in state from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775.
October 10, 2020 @ 10:29 am
Scott/Lora and Pettyjohn Family,
I want to extend my deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of Scott’s Father, Junior. I will be praying daily for comfort, peace, and strength for all of you during this difficult time. May God bless all of you.
In Christian Love,
Mrs. Amber Redburn(aka Mrs. Amber)
marcille @ rc davidson
October 11, 2020 @ 11:26 am
sorry for your loss prayers for the family
Bertie & Larry Judd
October 13, 2020 @ 1:49 pm
Sorry to hear the passing of Junior. Enjoyed the friendship and the big pool games with him. Thinking of the family at this time.
October 14, 2020 @ 3:29 pm
Ellen and family,
So sorry to hear of Junior’s passing.
You’re in my thoughts and prayers for comfort.
Cherish his memory.
Kathy (Bray) Cozort-Beaty
October 14, 2020 @ 5:05 pm
My thoughts & prayers are extended to Jr.’s family. He was a favorite of mine at the West Plains Senior Center. He was always the same and had a joke for me everyday. I will miss him.
James Austin Pettyjohn
October 15, 2020 @ 8:33 am
Very sorry to the passing of my Cousin Jr Pettyjohn. I will miss him in my life. My thoughts and prayers go to his close family. He will be missed my me. I always enjoyed Jr humor. He was always fun to be around.
October 15, 2020 @ 8:40 am
Sending sympathy: When I saw the name, I remember as a child that my uncle Merle fished and went hunting with Francis Pettyjohn . They are buried close together at New Hope.