Fredric A. Petty

October 12, 2018

Fredric A. Petty, 83, of Indianapolis and a former Frankfort resident, died at 6:30 a.m. October 12, 2018 in Hamilton Trace, Fishers, Indiana.  He was born April 30, 1935 in Frankfort, Ind. to Frederick S. & Nell (Alexander) Petty.  He married Judith Schenck on July 11, 1959 in Frankfort and she survives. A 1953 graduate of Frankfort High School, he attended Butler University, then graduated from Purdue University with a degree in history.  He and his father owned and operated Eagle Lumber Dealer Supply Company in Lafayette, Ind.  He and Judy lived in Connecticut, when he was associated with the General Building Supply Company.  Fredric was a member of the 2nd Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, was former president of Lafayette Lions Club, member of Clinton Masonic Lodge #54, Murat Shrine, Scottish Rite, John Purdue Club and Lafayette Elks Club.  He loved his family, grandchildren.

Visitation and Services

Private family services will be held. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association.

Survived by:

Wife: Judy Petty of Indianapolis, Ind., 2 Sons: Chris F. (Carrie) Petty of Indianapolis, Ind., and Scott W. (Karen) Petty of Liberty Township, Ohio, Sister: Cynthia (Bruce) Pugh of Greensboro, NC, 4 Grandchildren: Adam, Parklynn, Reily and Austin Petty.


Leave your Condolences

6 Condolences for “Fredric A. Petty”

  1. Mae October 15, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Judy, I just learned of your loss from my sister in Fla. via a letter from John Kern! The grape vine still works! Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I think I still have your phone # and will try to call you soon. In sympathy, Mae

  2. Susie Plunkitt October 17, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    We never knew Fred, but we have lived for 34 years in the home that his parents built. We really love it & are so pleased to enjoy the care that the family put into this home. I was happy to be able to meet Fred’s mom before she died & send our sincerest condolences to the whole family upon Fred’s death. If we are home, we welcome you to come visit what many older residents may still call “The Petty House”.

  3. Janice Elliott October 22, 2018 at 9:59 am

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Janice VanTyle Elliott & Vicky VanTyle Woods

  4. Martha Long Kelley October 25, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    So sorry you’ve lost your brother, Cynthia. I remember him playing football in the Kern vacant lot on Boone Street after school while us younger kids watched the big boys. I also remember him playing football for good ole FHS. My condolences to your family.

  5. Sherry Glenn Mason December 18, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Cynthia, I just happened to be looking at the obituaries on Goodwin’s website when I came across Fred’s listing. The first thing I noticed was how much he looked like your Dad in the photo. I am so very sorry you lost him. I remember him as a very, very nice big brother who would come and go when I was at your house. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Fondly, Sherry

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