Frank Maxey Petett Sr., 88, of Tompkinsville, KY passed away Wednesday, March 24th, at Monroe County Medical Center.
Frank was born in the Seed Tick Community of Monroe County, KY on February 6, 1933, a son of the late Joe Curtis and Maggie (Geralds) Petett.
On May 20, 1954, he married Frances (Farmer) Petett. Frances preceded in him death on September 11, 2010.
Frank graduated from Tompkinsville High School in 1952. Bear Bryant recruited Frank to play Football at the University of Kentucky. He played for 2 years before being drafted to serve the United States in the Korean War. After he returned from Korea, he finished his football career at Western Kentucky University because Bear Bryant had already moved from UK. After college he was drafted by the Chicago Cubs to play baseball but instead he started his career. His first job was a being a scout for the New York Yankees. Frank was an educator for 30 years. He first started coaching at Glasgow High School under Lawrence "Butch" Gilbert. He came back home and was "Coach" to many Tompkinsville High School football players. He served on the Monroe County Water District Board from 1990-1997. Frank was inducted into the Monroe County Athletic Hall of Fame. He was of Church of Christ faith.
Frank is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Mike Davis, of Tompkinsville, KY, Connie and Chris Anggelis, of Prospect, KY, Regina and John Sullivan, of Bowling Green, KY; a son and daughter-in-law, Max and Tracy Petett, of Moss, TN., nine grandchildren, Christopher Davis, Eric Davis, Lauren Flaherty, Nicholas Anggelis, Parker Petett, Myra Davis, Emily Hines, Spencer Petett and Hunter Petett; five step grandchildren, John Michael Sullivan, Brooke Dawson, Maggie Sullivan, Brooks and Braden Murphy; three great grandchildren, Ava, Declan and Isabella Flaherty.
Frank is also survived by one brother, J.E. Petett, and wife, Martha, of Tompkinsville, KY; and one sister, Lucy Canter, of Louisville, KY.
Other than his wife and parents he is preceded in death by a son, Curtis Edward Petett; four brothers, Roy, Joe, James O and Cecil Petett, and three sisters, Mildred Owens, Margie Smith and Dane McKinney.
Funeral services will be held at Yokley Trible Funeral Home on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM, with burial to follow at Monroe County Memorial Lawn. Visitation is Friday, 5-8 PM, and Saturday after 9:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM at Yokley Trible Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Spoonbill Foundation in honor of John Luke Pitcock or to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
For the protection of Mr. Petett's family it is kindly asked for anyone coming to the services to abide by Governor Beshears recommendation of wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. No public lounge is available at his time.
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