In Memory Of
06/30/1942 - 12/07/2011
Thomas A. Petry, age 69, of Bloomington, IN passed away Wednesday December 7, 2011 at his residence. Born June 30, 1942 in Gary, IN, he was the son of the late Donald W. and Margaret (Gardner) Petry.
He was a 1960 graduate of University High School and received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Indiana University.
Tom was married to Beverly (Thompson) on March 25, 1967. He was a member of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church where he served as treasurer and elder for many years. Tom taught at Central Junior High and Bloomington South for 38 years, retiring in 2004. Also, he served as athletic trainer and received the Indiana Athletic Trainer of the year in 1994.
Tom was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved the Lord, family, and friends. Everyone knew him for his immaculate lawn, mild mannerisms, and his dry sense of humor. Many students, athletes, co-workers, church family and friends felt his influence over the years. He maintained a positive, persevering spirit to the end.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Beverly his daughter, Amy Lanham (Jason) of Bloomington, two grandsons, Joshua and Austin, and his sister Patricia (Bill) Brownlow of Gaithersburg, MD.
Friends may call from 11:00-1:30 Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with services beginning at 1:30pm with Tom Ellsworth officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Gilead Cemetery.
The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. Bloomington, IN 47401 is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, IU Health Hospice, National Parkinson Foundation, or a charity of your choice.