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
Arrangements were entrusted to Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory.
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Kevin and Janie Fisher
Ursula, So surprised an saddened by the passing of “Cisco”! We will forever miss his laughter an smiles! We all know that he is with our loving and caring savior! Is there any thing that we can do for you? Our thoughts an prayers are with you an the family! May God grant him peace in his eternal home!!! Kevin “Jake” an Janie
HUGS AND PRAYERS FROM THE FLORES FAMILY. IF WE CAN HELP WITH ANYTHING PLEASE CALL ME.HOPE YOUR MEMORIES WILL HELP GET YOU THROUGH YOUR ROUGH DAYS AHEAD. WE WILL KEEP YOU IN OUR PRAYERS
The Hines/Carter Family
Our sincere sympathy goes out to the family during this time. God is able to see you thru this and he is just a prayer away…
Tom was a good friend during our years together at Ross. We ran track together, did lots of things together. He was like a brother to me. I am sorry for your loss and wish I would have been able to stay in touch with him over the years. I have such fond memories of our time together. I hope and trust he had a faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Bless you and your family.
Kayla (Beard) Griswold
I’m terribly sad to hear of “Cisco”s passing, especially so long after the fact. He was a great friend to my Dad, and I’ve held onto the fond memories of our visits with him through the years. I’m sorry for all of your loss, he was larger than life.