2017-05-24 / Obituaries

Lauren G. Pettit

Lauren G. Pettit, 87, of Walton, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at home.

Lauren was born on Feb. 24, 1930, in Norwich, the son of the late Clifford and Ella Pettit. On Jan. 21, 1950, he married the former Ladean Bush. She died on March 9, 2016.

Lauren was a truck driver for 30-plus years, working for various companies, and he was a Craftsman at S.J. Bailey’s in Walton. Lauren loved to build things, especially birdhouses; he liked to sit on the porch, and loved mowing his lawn. Although he was known for many positive things, he was best known as a hard worker and was the most honest man anyone could ever meet.

Lauren is survived by his loving family, his children, Glenda (Tom) Newell of Tennessee; Lauren Jr. (Cathy) Pettit of Walton; Doreen Neidig of Walton; Gary (Debra) Pettit of Walton; Stacie ( Tom) Gilbert of Walton; Allan ( Jackie) Pettit of Walton; Barbara Pettit of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren, Dawn, Trina, Tommy, Laurie, Randy, Travis, Christy, Ashley, Jeremy, Sonia, Gary, Jr., April, Hope, Nicki, Jessica, Sylvia, Canyon, Liam, Jade and Jewell; 32 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren with one on the way, sister-in-law, Joanie Palmer of Norwich, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his daughter Vickie Pettit, grandson Corey Neidig, son-in-law, Lynn Neidig, brother Keith Pettit and sister, Winnie Landers.

A family gathering on Sunday, May 28, will be held at 1 p.m. at Lauren and Ladean’s home, 480 Beers Brook Road, Walton, to celebrate their lives and all are welcome.

Arrangements are with Courtney Funeral Home, Walton.

Memorial contributions in Lauren’s memory may be made to Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820. Condolences to the family may be made online at

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