William “Will” John Pettit, 51, of Bellevue, passed away on February 28, 2022, at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI.
He was born on October 18, 1970, to Darwin and Susan (Aves) Pettit in Tuscan, AZ. He was a graduate of Bellevue High School, Class of 1990. Will worked as a Truck Driver for R + L Carriers for the past 14 years. He married Andrea (Mann) on Oct. 29, 2015.
Will enjoyed everything outdoors. Among his favorites are gardening, hunting, fishing, campfires, and cookouts. He was also a faithful fan of MSU Football and the Detroit Redwings. Giving to anyone ahead of his own needs, Will was a generous friend to all and had the best sense of "dry" humor ever. He was very devoted husband and father, but a really great dad.
Will is survived by his loving wife, Andrea; son, Elijah Pettit; stepson, Ethan Almaraz; stepdaughter, Savannah (Alex Goras) Almaraz; step grandson, Greyson Goras; mother, Susan (Pat Outman) Pettit; sister, Renee (Jerry Slocum) Knight; grandfather, LaVerne Aves; and nephew, Jared Knight. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Crystal (Shiloh), Amara (Benji), and Lindsey; brother-in-law, Mike (Kat); mother-in-law, Sherry Dailey; aunts; uncles; cousins; nieces and nephews; as well as lifelong friend, George "Pug".
He was preceded in death by his father, Darwin L Pettit, and grandmother, Mary Ellen Aves; grandparents, Blaine and Leona (Peake) Pettit; father-in-law, Shane Mann; several aunts and uncles.
Services have been entrusted to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 8, 2022, from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm & Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 12:00 pm until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 pm, at Kempf Family Funeral & Cremation Services, Marshall Chapel, 723 US Hwy 27 N, Marshall, MI 49068. Pastor Don Francis officiating, assisted by Joe Farkas. A committal service will follow in Riverside Cemetery, 201 West Street, Bellevue, MI 49021.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the family, funeral home staff will be available to assist. Please visit https://kempffuneralhome.com to view the online obituary, sign the guest book, or leave messages for the family.