Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home
Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home

Randy Ray Pettus

Randy Ray Pettus, 69, of Lincoln, passed away suddenly at his home on April 1, 2024.
Cremation rites have been accorded by Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 10 AM on Friday, April 12, 2024, at New Union Cemetery with Pastor Ron Otto officiating. End of Watch will be performed by the Taylorville Police Department and Eric Notto will play the bagpipes.

Randy was born July 4, 1954, in Taylorville, IL., the son of Thomas A. Pettus and Patricia J. (Flahart) Pettus. He married Dawn Tesh on September 12, 2003. He was an extremely skilled handyman who could make or repair just about anything. He was a computer expert and embodied the motto never stop learning. Randy was a Star Trek enthusiast and collector. He was also a proud member of the NRA. Randy served for 29 years with the Taylorville Police Department, several years were spent as the juvenile officer, a job which he loved and excelled at because of his kind nature. He ended his time with the Taylorville Police Department as a Detective, retiring in 2006. He loved his family greatly and often demonstrated that love through a bad joke, a word of encouragement, or computer troubleshooting. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife Dawn Pettus, his mother Patricia Pettus, his stepsons who he loved greatly, Alex B, Howard and Jeremy A, Howard, his brother Ron Pettus (Susan), and his father and mother-in-law Lou and Marcella Tesh.
He was preceded in death by his father, brother Rod Pettus, and infant sister Rhonda Pettus.
Memorial donations may be made to the Taylorville Police Department.

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