James Petit, son of the late Leonard and Natalie Flynn Petit, was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on January 14, 1930, and passed away at his home near Puxico on July 12, 2019, at the age of 89 years, 5 months and 28 days.
James had been a world traveler before making his home in Puxico. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force, a member of the V.F.W. Post 1991, the Disabled American Veterans and the Paragould Pilots Association.
On August 5, 2007 he was married to Josephine Williams in Kennett, Missouri.
Surviving are his wife, Josephine Petit of Puxico; one son, Steve Mobbs of Puxico; one daughter and husband, Jackie and Danny McCoy of Dexter; one grandson, Danny McCoy, Jr. of Dexter. Other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Interment will be in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery on Thursday July 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm with full military honors.
Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico, Missouri in charge of arrangements.