Dorothy Pettit, 93, of Big Lake peacefully passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 in Big Lake.

Viewing was Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Robert Massie Funeral Home.

Funeral Services were held at 2:00 pm Monday, May 19, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Big Lake with Rev. Larry Young officiating.
Burial followed in the Stiles Cemetery in Big Lake. Arrangements were with Robert Massie Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Sammy Dodd; Mark Henderson; Wade Daugherty; Jack Blakley; Mike Schwertner; and Sam Chumley.
Dorothy was born on May 30, 1920 in Hutchel, Texas to Luin and Louise (Tucker) McWilliams. She finished high school and married Japson Pettit on November 19, 1938 in San Angelo. After marriage, she attended nursing school and became a Licensed Vocational Nurse and after several years became a housewife. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Big Lake, where she was an active member of the choir. She belonged to the Eastern Star serving as Worthy Matron a number of years, also serving as Deputy to the Worthy Grand Matron for the State of Texas one year. She volunteered tirelessly at the Reagan County Care Center

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents Luin and Louise McWilliams; husband, Japson Pettit; a son, Billy Wayne Pettit; brothers, Luin Jr., Ernie, Feb, and Norris McWilliams.
Dorothy is survived by her children: daughters, Dorothetta Ernest and her husband Henry of Littleton, Colorado; Margret Pettit Young and her husband Ben of Hideaway, Texas; and son, Roy Pettit and his wife Denna of Midland; and daughter-in-law, Catherine Pettit of Big Lake; grandchildren, Robert Ernest; Mason Ernest; Margaret Ernest Romano; James Ernest; Lynn Young Delano; Melanie Young Russell; Theresa Huckabee; Michele Long; Rachel Sissney; Ashley Moore; and Shawn Pettit; fourteen great-grandchildren; and numerous great great-grandchildren.

Special “thank you” to the nurses and staff of Reagan County Care Center, Hospice of San Angelo, especially Vickie and Anna.

Dorothy’s online guestbook and obituary may be viewed online