He was a Electrician and was retired from Boeing.
Edward and his wife Donna were married on March 9, 1963, in St. Louis Missouri.
He was a Navy submariner Veteran, member of Masonic Lodge Joachim #164, Hillsboro Missouri, Son''s of Union Veterans, and the 10th Missouri Calvary American Civil War Living History unit.
He is survived by,
Wife-Donna Pettit (nee Sterns) of Hillsboro Missouri
Son-Michael D. (Carol) Pettit of Jackson Wyoming
Son-Steven D. (Kim) Pettit of De Soto Missouri
Father-Virgil D. Pettit of Hillsboro Missouri
Mother-Juanita R. Pettit (nee Hibner) of St. Louis Missouri
Mother in-law-Agnes Stattman (nee Kanyuck) of St. Louis Missouri
Brother in-law- Dennis (Lottie) Sterns of St. Charles Missouri
Sister in-law- Linda Squires of Arnold Missouri
Survived by 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren
Also survived by a host a Nephews Cousins and Friends.