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LeRoy Petro, 78, Columbus

LeRoy Petro, 78, Columbus, died at 3:06 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Mr. Petro was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. His most significant duty assignment was with the U.S. NAVCOMMACTS Pearl Harbor. He later served with the U.S. Naval Reserves until his honorable discharge in 1962.

Mr. Petro was a former maintenance worker at Camp Atterbury and he retired from the maintenance department at Knights Inn. He enjoyed working on vehicles and gardening.

The funeral service were to be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home with the Rev. Virl Murray officiating.

Family and friends were to call from 1:30 p.m. until service time Jan 10.

Full military honors were to be presented by Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions can be made to the donor's choice of charities.

Online condolences can be sent to Mr. Petro's family at barkesweaverglick.com.

Born in Brown County April 26, 1935, Mr. Petro was son of James Ralph and Reba May Gardner Petro.

Survivors include his children, Robert Petro of Columbus, Debra (Delbert) Fleener of Martinsville, Reba Charlene Petro of Columbus, and Brenda (Wade) Nicholson of Morgantown; stepchildren, Mary (Brian) Merritt of Hope and Loyd Schwab of North Vernon; grandchildren, Chanda VanCleave (Mike Hacker) and Christopher (Misty) Fleener both of Martinsville, Scott Fleener (Cassie Ward) of Paragon, Bobby (Kaelee) Wilson, Joshua (Shelly) Petro and Jason (Tonya) Petro both of Columbus, Amanda (Heath) Rittenhouse of Florida, and Clayton (Ashley) Catterton of Greenwood; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Irene (George) Groom of Stewartsville, Mo., Geneva (Rodney) Gill of Freetown, Vangie (Ronnie) Harper of Alaska, Barbara (Scott) McCain of Columbus, and Ann (Steve) Booker of Kentucky; brothers, Kenny James Petro of Jonesville and Jim (Janice) Petro of Columbus; his former wife, Opal Marie Petro of Nashville; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Petro was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Harry Petro; and a great-grandson, Jeremy Dean Petro.

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