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Rev. Lyndon D. Petty

"I'm ready and it is well with my soul" were the last words of Rev. Lyndon D Petty before meeting his Lord and Savior on Friday March 30, 2018.

Rev. Petty was born July 23, 1932 to Elvon and Carmen Petty in Horton, Texas. He was a 1949 graduate of Wilson High School in Wilson, Texas and on April 5, 1949 at the age of 18, he began a life long journey into the ministry for Jesus Christ. He began singing and playing his guitar in various churches around the Lubbock area and soon became the music director under the ministry for Boyd and Helen McSpadden of Faith Temple in Lubbock, Texas. He continued singing with several gospel groups and then went into evangelizing throughout Texas as well as parts of California and Kansas.

Lyndon had a great love for Southern gospel music and it was a big part of his ministry and during the late 70's he hosted the Southern Gospel Hour radio program in Austin, Texas. He pastored several churches in the Austin area, as well as in Borger, Commerce and Black Oak, Texas. Rev. Petty was employed at one time with the Cook-Walden funeral home in Austin and had part time jobs at the University of Texas and the United States Postal System.

While taking a break from the ministry he liked riding his motorcycle, reading and loved to play his guitar, piano and organ. In his later years, he spent loving and caring for his pets, making daily calls to his family, friends and meeting some for breakfast. Lyndon Petty was truly dedicated to his Master and on that Friday in March, after hearing his Master call, he rose to be with Him.

Rev. Petty is preceded in death by his father, Elvon Russell Petty, mother, Carmen Gillmore Petty, and his brother Larry Gillmore Petty.

He is survived by his nephew, Derek Petty of Florida, many cousins, and numerous friends.

Visitation will be on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home.

Service will be on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Delta County.

Pallbearers are Dwain Petty, Kirby Smith, Mark Gray, Robert Arnold, David Green, and Bill McCutchen.

Honorary pallbearers are Roger Arnold and Gary McGuire.


Thursday, April 05, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1209 Live Oak Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Funeral Service

Friday, April 06, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1209 Live Oak Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Interment Service

Friday, April 06, 2018
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

Shiloh Cemetery
FM 1531
Klondike, Texas 75448

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Lyndon was truly a great friend. I looked forward to his telephone calls when we'd reminisce about growing up in Lubbock, Texas, attending Faith Temple, Rev. Boyd & Helen McSpadden & their great Ministry & music. He dearly loved my Mother, "Sister Batt" & would stop by to see her & they'd have a prayer meeting. Occasionally he'd hold revival services for two-three days at Word of Life Tabernacle, the church she pastored. I will truly miss "my friend" Lyndon Petty.

Mollie Gattin Apr 9 2018 12:00 AM

He is now in the arms of Jesus that he preached and proclaim for 70 years as his personal savior! What a wonderful home Bro. Petty has now!!!

Gary McGuire Apr 2 2018 12:00 AM

On behalf of my mother and myself, I would like to offer our condolences. There aren't words to convey what Bro Petty meant to our family. He has been an integral part of our lives for over 50 years and we deeply mourn his loss. He was our best friend. He was a true man of God and is today walking the holy hills of heaven that he so longed to see.

Ann and Marc Gray Apr 2 2018 12:00 AM

Thanks Brother Petty. Love you. God speed See you in Glory

Frank Maddox Mar 31 2018 12:00 AM