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Kenneth Dee Petty Jr

November 14, 1975 — March 30, 2024


Graveside service for Kenneth Petty will be held at 12:30 p.m., Monday, April 22, 2024 at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, SD with military honors. Kenneth Petty passed away at the age of 48 on March 30, 2024, at Campbel County Memorial Hospital Unexpectedly due to a heart attack.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa Petty of Gillette, Wyoming; his children, Payton Petty, Kenny and Alyssa Petty of Arizona; Bethany and Jeremy Hill of Gillette, Wyoming; Jordan and Clay Hamblin of Ft. Collins, Colorado and Braedon Isbell of Fort Collins, Colorado, his grandchildren, Christian, Kace, Creed, Blakely, Orion, Oliver. He is also survived by his Marine brothers and sisters and his best friend Aaron Kenderick of Homax and cousin, Brandon Farkas of Taft, California as well as his brother Will Petty and his sisters Elizabeth, Christina, Crystal.

Ken was born November 14, 1975, in St. Louis, Missouri to Barbara Wells and Kenneth Dee Petty Sr. He graduated Woodruff High School and joined the Marine Corps at the age of 18. He served 7 years and 6 months which he received National Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Certificate of Commendations, Rifle Sharpshooter Badge. After the Marines he was a full-time worker and a loving father, everyone that knew him called him a friend. He was always a loving and caring person and would give anyone the shirt off his back. Ken loved his family, friends and everyone who came in his life. He loved spending time with his family, and they would enjoy many family outings and BBQs. He enjoyed spending his time with his grandchildren and his daughter Payton (8 years old) the most he was a big kid at heart, and he will be missed.

He is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Petty Sr and his grandparents. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at

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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Monday, April 22, 2024

12:30 - 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

Black Hills National Cemetery

20901 Pleasant Valley Dr, Sturgis, SD 57785


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