Terry Lee Pettigrew

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Terry Lee Pettigrew, age 65 of Tonopah, AZ went to be with the Lord on April 29, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 18, 1953 in Phoenix, AZ to Ruemella “Ricky” and Manuel Pettigrew, Sr.

Terry graduated from Glendale High School in 1971. He then went on to attend the University of Arizona, Tucson where he received his Bachelor of Science in Agronomy and Plant Genetics/Horticulture, graduating with a B+ average in 1974.

Terry was a part of several organizations. He was most proud of his work with the Phoenix JC “Rodeos of Rodeos” where he was named the General Chairman and Rodeo Boss in 1994. He was also a member of the Phoenix JC Comancheros for several years.

Terry loved to ride horses, camp, hunt, and especially hang out with family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife, Martha Moody Pettigrew; daughter, Jennifer Pettigrew; grandson, Langston Lee; brother, Manuel R. Pettigrew, Jr.; sisters, Sherry Radcliffe (Roger), Tammy Blanchard (Steven), nieces and nephews, Cassandra Johnson, Jesse Pettigrew, Amanda Lorenz, and Taylor Blanchard; stepchildren, Michele Huckabee (David), LaBrette Winburne (Timmy), Daniel Hamilton (Lory), Levi Hamilton (Candice); step-grandchildren, Jarren, Jordana, Hunter, Nichole, Kelsey, Lacy, Kyla, Jayden, Tanner, Timra, Seth, Quentin, Whip, Tucker; and step-great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Brynly, Chayton, JoJo, Stetson, Emma, and Damien.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruemella “Ricky” and Manuel Pettigrew, Sr.; his nephews Jason Pettigrew, and Jonathan Blanchard; step-grandchild, Justin Waugh; and step-great-grandchild, Oakley Waugh.

A visitation will be held from 5 – 9 pm, Monday, May 6, 2019 at Thompson Funeral, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338. The funeral service will be held at 9:00 am, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at First Southern Baptist Church of Avondale, 1001 N. Central Avenue, Avondale, AZ 85323. Burial will take place at 11:00 am at Glendale Memorial Cemetery, 7844 N 61st Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301.

8 Comments on “Terry Lee Pettigrew

  1. I Knew Terry All Of My Life Played Music With Him In A Band The Desert Drifters He Was A Great Guy. Love You Terry RIP.!!! Lex.!!!

    • Thank you Lex. He was the best brother a girl could ask for. I will truly miss him.

      • Tammy and Junior,

        I am truly sorry to see that Terry passed away. I was looking up some Phx Jaycee’s info and came across this. Really loved you guys. I pray God’s peace and strength over you both and your families.

        In Jesus Name,

  2. I’m Terry’s cousin and we grew up just 3 doors apart. He was so much fun to be around, full of life and a real jokester! Terry was a very giving guy that would do anything for anyone. It’s still so hard to believe that all this is real. Terry will definitely be missed by so many people. I love you cousin. RIP and until we meet again.❤️❤️❤️😪😪😪

  3. I knew Terry for many years through the Phoenix Jaycees. We worked on many projects to gather.
    He will try be missed by many. His smile and loving heart.

  4. I am sorry to hear of the loss of Terry and may he Rest in Peace. From a fellow GHS ’71 graduate.

  5. I was so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. I will always remember the many years of working together on the Phoenix Jaycees Rodeo of Rodeos. He always had an infectious smile, a friendly hello and a firm handshake for the people he met. Rest in Peace Terry.

    Our Heavenly Father…

    We as cowboys do not ask for special favors…

    We do ask Lord, that you will help us live our lives here on earth as cowboys, in such a manner, that when we make that last inevitable ride, to the country up there, where the grass grows lush, green, and stirrup high, and the water runs cool, clear, and deep, that you’ll take us by the hand and say –

    “Welcome to Heaven cowboy, your entry fees are paid.”

  6. To Jr and the rest of the family, sorry for the loss of a really Good man and friend, as well as a drinking buddy once in a while, next one is on my TP.

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