ELGIN - A memorial service for Nicholas Dustin Pettitt, 39, of Elgin will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2020, at the Elgin Funeral Home Chapel. A private family burial will be held at the Fort Sill National Cemetery under the direction of the Elgin Funeral Home.
Nicholas D. Pettit was born on July 16, 1980, in LA (Lower Akron), Ohio, to Dale and Ann [Behra] Pettitt. He was the youngest of two children. He began school at Windermere Elementary School, and attended Hyre Middle School before graduating from Ellet High School in 1998. He enlisted in the U.S Army on Sept. 9, 1998. Nick married Jue on August 4, 2000. The two were married for 19 years when he passed away. The couple lived at Fort Sill where they had Elizabeth Pettitt and then Scholfield Barracks, Hawaii, as an
Air Assault Instructor and where they had Samantha Pettitt. He was then stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. where they had Audrey Pettitt. He then went to WOCC (Warrant Officer Candidate School) at Fort Rucker, Ala., WOBC and WOAC (Basic and Advanced course) at Fort Sill. He was then stationed at Camp Casey, Korea. After being there, he was stationed at Fort Riley, Kan. He retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years and was a selfless, dedicated and professional military career.
He enjoyed his Monte Carlo, wrestling, guns, NASCAR, Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers and Indians. Most of all, he enjoyed lighting up a room with his smile and telling a timely joke with sound effects. Since retiring he enjoyed grilling, lawn work and his man cave. He also was an active member of the VFW Doss E. Baker Post 8580 in Fletcher. He is survived by his wife Jue; his three daughters: Elizabeth, Samantha and Audrey; his father, Dale; stepmother, Rose Pettitt of Akron, Ohio; stepbrother, Kenny of Tallmadge, Ohio; and stepsister, Kelly of Port St. Lucie, Fla. He was an uncle to four nieces, eight nephews and a beloved friend to countless others.