Rod Petty, 64, died on Friday, July 19, 2019, at his home in Garden City surrounded by family. He was born on Dec. 6, 1954, in Cheyenne Wells, Colo. to Francis Eugene and Norma Jean (Hobson) Petty.
He married Vickie Regan on June 4, 1994, in Garden City.
Rod was a 1972 graduate of Sharon Springs High School. Foregoing opportunities to play football at the next level, he immediately started working for the Sharon Springs Co-op pumping gas and fixing tires before quickly working his way into the ranks of management. In 1991, he moved to Garden City to manage the tire distribution center for Cenex for four years. He then moved to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, to become vice president of petroleum for the Co-op there. In 2000, he moved back to Garden City to be vice president of the Garden City Co-op Petroleum Division. In 2008, he became the manager of APM Energy. After it was bought, Rod became a self-employed consultant for MFA out of Columbia, Mo.
He is survived by his wife, Vickie Regan Petty; mother, Norma Jean Petty of Lakin; daughter, Stephanie Regan of Fairfield, Iowa; son, Stephen Regan of Montezuma, Iowa; brother, Jerry Petty and wife Jo of St. George; nephew, Tim Petty of Wamego; niece, Amy Glaves and husband Scott of Clay Center; and three grandchildren, Kevin, Taylor and Brooklyn of Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Garnand Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Dominic Catholic Church. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.
Memorials are suggested to St. Catherine Hospice in care of Garnand Funeral Home. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Garnand Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.