John Pettibone
John Pettibone
  • November 13, 1927 - March 31, 2017
  • Clearwater, Florida

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John Pettibone, 89 of Clearwater passed away peacefully at home on March 31, 2017. John was born in Philadelphia, PA. to John and Esther Pettibone who predeceased him. He is survived by his wife Georgia with whom he would have celebrated 45 years of marriage on May 13th. He is also survived by four children: daughters Linda Umberger(Ben), Betty Ann Mayeux, and sons John and William(Denise), 7 Grandchildren: Joe Hood(Mildre), Dylan Mayeux, Kathryn Mayeux, John Pettibone IV (Nancy), Trinity Jones, Stephanie Coffman(Randy), Bryce Pettibone and 5 Great Grandchildren: Brandon Johns, Devon Pettibone, Danielle Pettibone, Zayne Jones, and Tiffany Hood. Two sisters Dolores McBride and Betty Ann Pettibone predeceased him. John graduated from Bartram High School in Philadelphia and joined the U. S. Army serving in WWII. He was the processing plant manager for Swisher Cigar before his retirement.

John belonged to Calvary Baptist Church. He was a 70 year member of the American Legion Post 7 in Clearwater. He also belonged to Clearwater Masonic Lodge 127, Tampa Scottish Rite, Egypt Shrine and Egypt Shrine Oriental Band, DAV Chapter 13, 40 et 8, Company of Fifers and Drummers and Veterans Corp First Regiment Infantry of PA. Funeral services are on Tuesday, April 4th at Sylvan Abbey Methodist Church . Visitation is at 2:00 PM and the Service is at 3:00PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital Tampa at 12502 USF Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33612.