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Michael Allen Petty


Michael Allen Petty, 55, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.

He was born Aug. 30, 1957, a son of Shirley M. Linet Short, who survives in Bellefontaine, and the late Harold M. Petty, who preceded him in death in 1975. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Steve Petty, on Feb. 24, 2004.

On Feb. 29, 1992, he married the former Victoria L. Young in Bellefontaine and she survives, along with children, Justin Ericksen and Thomas Ericksen, both of Bellefontaine and Stefanie Ericksen of New York, N.Y.; sister, Cindy (Mike) Conley of Bellefontaine; several aunts, uncles; many nieces and nephews; and many close friends.

A 1975 graduate of Bellefontaine High School and a 1977 graduate of Lincoln Tech in Indianapolis, he studied auto and diesel mechanics and received numerous awards in his field of work. He was a regional sales manager with Mann Filters and had worked prior at Wix Filters.

He attended First Presbyterian Church and was a member of Bellefontaine Eagles 2166.

He was a great husband and a wonderful father and son. A HUGE Ohio State Buckeyes fan, he also loved the Bellefontaine Chieftains and attended all games in all sports.

He loved classic cars, especially restoring his 1969 Bonneville convertible.

Pastor Rob Fulton conduct a funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial is in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 8899 Brookside Ave., Suite 102, West Chester 45069.

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