Born to Thomas and Sellma Pettijohn in Fort Wort on Nov. 4, 1920, Jack Edward Pettijohnpassed away in Brownwood, June 5, 2016 at the age of 95.
Jack graduated from Proctor High School in 1938. After graduation he enrolled in the United States Navy in 1939 and served in the Pacific theater during World War II and retired after 20 years of service. Jack spent the next 25 years working with military contracts.
Mr. Pettijohn received numerous combat medals from the Navy, was as a leader in Boy Scouts and received the Silver Beaver Award after 26 years of service. He served in leadership positions in the Sons of the American Revolution. Jack was a philanthropic man who contributed to many organizations. He was also a Master Mason. He attended Southside Baptist church in Brownwood.
Jack was preceded in death by his first wife, Freda Garnett in 1993; and a son, Bruce Wade Pettijohn in 1959.
He is survived by wife, Lois Gaines Pettijohn; sons, Terrell Pettijohn and wife Phyllis, Timothy Pettijohn and wife Susan; daughter, Lynn Wisda and husband Mike; stepson, Ron R. Moore and wife Bonnie; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Pettijohn; and a host of friends.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Davis-Morris Funeral Home. Internment will follow at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.