Pine Bush, NY – Richard W. Hicks Petty, 23, passed away late Friday night, January 4, 2013 in Utica, NY due to a snowmobile accident. Richard was born on May 3, 1989 and was raised in Hampton, NJ, Washington, NJ and Easton, PA.
He later moved to Pine Bush, NY where he met and married Katherine (Cooper) Petty. Richard graduated from Hampton School, attended Phillipsburg High School and Warren Hills High School; where he also played on their baseball and football teams. A lover of sports, Richard was a diehard Jets and Yankees Fan.
Far beyond a great man, Richard was a “family man,” being a devoted husband to Katherine and loving father to Kristine Lynn Petty. A man of great faith, he played drums for the church band that he attended.
A “business man,” Richard owned his own paving and sealcoating company; Richard Petty Driveways and Property Maintenance. “A loving man,” Richard was loved by many. He was a flawless, priceless, handsome, irreplaceable angel who will be deeply missed. We ask that you pray for his wife, daughter and all of his family and friends.
Visitation will be held in Countryside Funeral Home, 724 Route 202 North, Three Bridges, NJ 08887 on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Friday, January 11, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Funeral services will begin on Friday, January 11, 2013 in the funeral home at 12:00 p.m. followed by burial at the Musconectong Valley Cemetery located in Hampton, NJ.