Thomas Andrew Pettiford, Jr., 65, of Fremont, OH passed away on October 19, 2014 at Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 9, 1949 in Fremont to Thomas Andrew Pettiford, Sr. and Mary Lerma (Sewell). Thomas attended Fremont Ross High School.
Thomas served in the U.S. Army overseas during the Vietnam Era where he earned a Certificate as a Company Clerk. Thomas was stationed at Ft. Knox, KY and Ft. Campbell, KY. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal and Expert Qualification Badge with Rifle Bar.
Thomas returned from the Military and went on to play semi-pro football for the Tri-City Raiders as a quarterback, free safety and cornerback. He worked at American National Can for seventeen years as a Parts Manager and Store Keeper until 1998.
Thomas is survived by his former wife and friend, Ursula Pettiford; children, Michael Craig Pettiford, Rodney (Tina) Pettiford, Veronica Price, Angela Price, Bianca Pettiford, Drew Pettiford and Ramiro “Romie” Florez; siblings, Cheryl Pettiford Agnew and Terrance Keith Pettiford and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert Pettiford.
Private services will be held.
Memorials: To the family care/of Ursula Pettiford.
Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.whhfh.com
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