Michael E. Pettiford, 68, of Chillicothe, died at 5:52 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
He was born on March 27, 1949, in Chillicothe, the son of the late Clarence L. and Ethel Mae Lee Pettiford.
Surviving are children, Armand (Angie) Pettiford of Frankfort and Janon Pettiford of Owensboro, Kentucky; six grandchildren, Brittany (Dustin Detty) Pettiford, Kylie Pettiford, Alicea Cox, Dakota Cox, Montana Cox and Zachariah Cox; one great-grandson, Anthony Detty; one sister, Stephanie (Petey) Pettiford-Davis of Chillicothe; two brothers, Clarence (Tammy) Pettiford of Frankfort and Richard (Duella) Pettiford of Chillicothe; and aunts and uncles, Marcella Hitchens of Chillicothe, Kenneth Hitchens of Chillicothe, Larry Hitchens of Tampa, Florida, and Virginia Harbinof Charleston, West Virginia.
Michael was a 1969 graduate of Adena High School and worked as an operator for DuPont, Circleville, until his retirement in 2008.
Friends may visit with the Pettiford family beginning at 4 p.m. Monday, May 22, 2017, beginning at 4pm in the Ebright Funeral Home, Frankfort. Calling hours will conclude with a service at 7:30 p.m. led by Rev. Robert Hitchens II. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal