Charles "Buddy" Franklin Petry

August 19, 1937 ~ April 3, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Charles "Buddy" Petry Obituary

Charles F. "Buddy" Petry, 85 of Belva, WV, passed away Monday April 3, 2023.

He was preceded in death by his parents George and Eva Petry, wife; Nancy Petry, daughter; Sheree Petry.

He is survived by his son Sam Petry of Virginia; daughter, Evelyn Petry of Clay; stepson Marvin Muck of Kentucky; grandchildren, Morgan, Blake, Aleigha, Stevie, Jacetyn, Evander, Angel and many nieces and nephews.

Buddy started in business in 1960 as a merchant, expanded to include a gas station and music recording studio.  Buddy loved playing and teaching guitar and pedal steel guitar and performing with his bands The Chaparrals, Cowboy Jazz and Dixie Highway as well as many other music projects with many of the areas finest musicians, who he admired deeply.  He is a graduate of Gauley Bridge HS and served in the USMC.

Visitation Service will be Monday, April 10, 2023, with a two-hour viewing from 11 am – 1:00 pm at Pennington Smith Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, WV, with a graveside service following at 2:00 pm at Hill Cemetery in Belva, WV.

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April 10, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Pennington Smith Funeral Home
331 Main Street
Gauley Bridge, WV 25085

Graveside Service
April 10, 2023

2:00 PM
Hill Cemetery

Belva, WV


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