Friday, June 4th, 1954 Friday, March 13th, 2020

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Kenneth Leroy Pettit, 65

Ken, United States Navy Vietnam Veteran and resident of the Pete Knight Veteran’s Home, died with his family by his side on Friday, March 13, 2020 in Lancaster, California. A memorial service will be held at Hope Chapel on Monday, April 13, 2020 at 10 AM. Interment will follow at Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin, California at 2 PM.

Ken was born June 4, 1954 in Atlantic City, New Jersey to Arthur (Art) and Marion (Bonnie) Pettit. The family moved to California and eventually settled in the Antelope Valley. Ken was a 1972 graduate of Antelope Valley High School. He joined the Navy and served honorably during the Vietnam Conflict. He left the Navy and worked as a landscaper in the Antelope Valley for several years before moving to a small town outside of St. Louis, Missouri where he worked in maintenance. After retiring from the Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation he moved back to the Antelope Valley to be with his family. Ken was an avid outdoorsman who loved bow hunting. His interests included all things NASCAR, Rams Football, Dodger Baseball, the Los Angeles Lakers and his beloved dogs.

Ken was preceded in death by his loving mother, father and brother Chip. He is survived by his mom, Virginia Conklin; sisters, Pam (Wayne) Staley, Gerri (Steve) Smith, Renee (Jessie) Cotten, and Ginger (Attila) Rethi; brother, Arthur (Deanne) Pettit; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ken will be missed and never forgotten.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation be made in Ken’s name to the American Diabetes Association

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    6015 WEST AVENUE J8
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    Bakersfield National Cemetery
    30338 E Bear Mountain Blvd
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