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William James “Bill” Pettit of North Hills, CA, died Thursday, July 14, 2016.

Born in White Sulphur Springs, WV, on December 22, 1928, he was a son of Margaret Gillespie and Martin Bernard Pettit of Calais, ME.

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William James “Bill” Pettit of North Hills, CA, died Thursday, July 14, 2016.

Born in White Sulphur Springs, WV, on December 22, 1928, he was a son of Margaret Gillespie and Martin Bernard Pettit of Calais, ME.

Bill was retired from the F.B.I. as a special agent in Los Angeles, CA, and was in the Korean conflict.

Preceding him in death, other than his parents, were his loving wife, Bernice Loris; his sister, Margaret Elizabeth Chappell of Sumter, NC; and brother, George Thomas Pettit of White Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include his daughters, Carla Toms (Sean Enton) of Chico, CA, and Kathleen Gutierrez and daughter, Gabrielle, of Portland, OR; brother, John Bernard (Cecilia) of Silver Spring, MD; sisters, Mary Patricia Preil (Bob) of Fort Washington, MD, and Jean Ann Haranzo (Frank) of Roanoke, VA; and sister-in-law, Virginia Arthur of White Sulphur Springs.

The body was cremated, and there was no visitation or services.

Information submitted by Shanklin Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs.

Obituary originally published in the July 22, 2016, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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