Death of Lee Pettijohn

Mr. Lee Pettijohn, longtime GCI member in Big Sandy, Texas, passed away April 14 while in hospice care at a local nursing home. He had been in declining health the last few years and had recently suffered a stroke. He was formerly in the church’s television department in Pasadena, California. He and his wife Vivian were wonderful members and friends in Big Sandy. Mr. Pettijohn was 87 years old and his widow, Vivian, is 93. We are especially grateful for the care they received from Lee’s daughter and her husband, Don & Jeanie Cochran, who moved here a few years ago from Oklahoma to take care of the Pettijohns.

Mrs. Pettijohn’s address is:

Vivian Pettijohn
104 W T&P Ave
Big Sandy, TX 75755

And the Cochran’s address is:

Don & Jeanie Cochran
209 N Lexington Dr
Big Sandy, TX 75755

5 thoughts on “Death of Lee Pettijohn”

  1. Our hearfeltt condolences to the entire family. May the Lord return soon.

    In Him,
    Santiago and Elke

  2. I remember hearing of the Pettijohn’s love of rail trains. They bought a home as close to the railroad track as they could, to hear and feel the vibrations of daily train traffic, hence their address is on “T&P Drive” — the “Texas and Pacific Railway founded in the 1870s.

  3. I just saw this and I’m so saddened. Lee was a wonderful friend. We played music together for many hours and spent as many driving back and forth to ‘gigs’. His humor was amazing. His faithfulness to God unwavering. His kindness to all always evident. When we were in Texas a couple of years ago Hedie and I got to go over to their home and visit and I’m so glad we did. The world is minus a man of Godly character. Our savior has another disciple by His side.

  4. I’m at a loss for words and prayers for his family and thankful for his service may he sing w angels for all to hear and listen close for the beautiful steel guitar accompaniment 🙏

    With love,
    Nancy

  5. I remember with fondness the kindness of Lee and Vivian. They opened up their house so little Ryan could see Lee’s model train display. It was awesome and Ryan loved it!

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