SHARON A homegoing celebration in honor of Mr. James Richard Petway will be held Saturday June 20, 2020 at Greater New and Living Way Temple in Sharon, PA. Mr. Petway departed this life June 15, 2020 at his home in Sharon, PA. Mr. Petway, was born November 1, 1936 in Willard, Ohio a son of the late Eugene and Samuella Petway Sr. James attended Farrell High School and later enlisted in the United States Army. Following his separation from the Army, James returned to Farrell and was formerly employed with the National Casting Steel Mill. He worked until his retirement and the closing of the plant. James would continue to work for the campground of the National Association of the Church of God, West Middlesex, PA., as a foreman for six years. James was united in holy matrimony to his soul mate, Linda Riley Petway on November 22, 1974. James was a long time member of Greater New and Living Way Temple in Sharon, PA. He was the lead usher for many years. James enjoyed reading novels, music, long distance driving, picture taking, and collecting movies. James leaves to cherish his memories his beloved wife, Linda D. Petway; his children, Dana Petway, Farrell, PA, Jeffrey Johnson, Philadelphia, PA, Andre Petway, Moreno Valley, CA, Verna Smith, Farrell, PA, Veronica (Delrick) Benton, Atlanta, GA, Jodi Lynn Walker, Nashville, TN, Tara (Marcus) Hyman, Youngstown, OH; his daughter in law: Tomeka Petway, Youngstown, OH; four sister in laws, Ruby Taylor, Birmingham, AL, Teresa (Michael) Sharp, Marion, IN, Ernestine (Gene) Prude, Anderson, IN, Irma Alfaro, Indianapolis, IN, Katheleen (Tony) Kirkland, Grand Rapids, MI, Pam Fine, Grove City, PA, his brother in law, Michael Young, Gas City, IN; seventeen grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two goddaughters, Celeste Sharper, Woodbridge, VA, Reauna Gordon, Farrell, PA; a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and dear friends. James was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Vincent Petway; four brothers: Russell, William, John, and Frederick; and three sisters, Rosa Lee, Frances and Lilliemae (Honey). The family will receive friends Saturday from 10-11am at the church. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery Sharon, PA.
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