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Richard Pettyjohn

April 5, 1956 — April 16, 2019

Richard A. Pettyjohn, age 63 of Emma, IL passed on this life April 16, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.  Richard had put a valiant battle with Cancer.  He was born in New Haven on April 5, 1956 to the late Carl and Corean (Ledbetter) Pettyjohn.  He was married to the love of his life Connie (Sanders) Pettyjohn on Feb. 12, 1975.

Richard grew up in New Haven and was always a hard worker.  He spent most of his life in the Oil Fields.  He loved the outdoors especially, Hunting, Fishing, Guns but mostly worked.  He was really mechanically inclined and could fix anything.  He always had a smile and would help anyone.  He loved his family, being a good husband, father, grandfather and friend.  Richard will be missed.

Richard is survived by his wife, Connie of Emma, IL, a son Rick Pettyjohn and a daughter Stephanie (Aaron) Mayo of Emma, 4 grandchildren, Braxton, Dakota, Malyiah and Logan. A sister, Trish Browning of New Haven,  Aunts, Irene Carney and Dorothy McGhee and a uncle Bill Pettyjohn. Several Nieces and Nephews.  He was also preceded in death by a grandchild, Alyiah Mayo, his father and mother in law, Clyde and Clarrell (Shoppel) Sanders and a niece Kellie Richardson

Graveside services will on Friday, April 19, 2019 at the Big Prairie Cemetery near his home at 11:00 AM.  Those wishing to attend should meet at cemetery.

Cox & Son Funeral Home is entrusted with his arrangements.  You may leave a note of comfort to the family at

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