August 11, 1943 - March 27, 2021
Odell “Buddy” Woodson Petrea, Jr., of Salisbury, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Novant Health Presbyterian, Charlotte. Born Augutst 11, 1943 in Rowan County, he was the son of the late Odell Woodson Petrea, Sr., and Lillian Bowman Petrea. A graduate of West Rowan High School, Class of 1961, Buddy, retired after 33 years as Assistant Maintenance Director for Rowan-Salisbury Schools. He was a life-time farmer, raising beef cattle. Buddy was one of the founding members of Sharing Shepherds, a West Virginia Ministry, bringing in many other area churches to work for needy families in McDowell County, WV. He was a life-long member of Salem Lutheran Church and served on the Church Council and many other committees. He was proud to carry on the family tradition of farming and he loved woodworking and making barn signs and gifts for his family and friends. Buddy was a man of God who stood firm in his faith. Whether working in his fields or taking a drive, he always said, “Just look at God’s creation. Isn’t it beautiful!” Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sue Threet Petrea; children, Dale Petrea (Mia), Dana P. Robertson (Jeff); step-children, Jackie Cauble Wilson, all of Salisbury, Karen Cauble Stroupe (Rusty) of Boiling Springs; sister, Linda Harrington (Donnie); brother, Larry Petrea all of Salisbury; grandchildren, Payton Robertson, Katie Wilson, Ben Wilson, Will Stroupe, Cal Stroupe and J. T. Stroupe. Funeral services will be held at 4 PM Tuesday (March 30) at Salem Lutheran Church with Rev. Dawn Rister, officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:30-3:30 PM in the church parlor. All attendees are asked to wear masks and maintain social distancing practices. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Salem Lutheran Church or Sharing Shepherds, c/o of the church at 5080 Sherrills Ford Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Petrea family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com.
Odell “Buddy” Woodson Petrea, Jr., of Salisbury, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Novant Health Presbyterian, Charlotte. Born Augutst 11, 1943 in Rowan County, he was the son of the late Odell Woodson Petrea, Sr., and Lillian... View Obituary & Service Information
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