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Visitation

Foston Funeral Home
Friday September 17th, 2021
12:00pm - 7:00pm

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Graveside Service

Riverview Cemetery
Saturday September 18th, 2021
11:00am

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Phil W. Petrie

Age 83 of Clarksville passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021. Visitation Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. with the family present 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.at Foston Funeral Home. Graveside service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Riverview Cemetery.
Mr. Petrie was born September 18, 1937 in Clarksville, TN to Owen Mac Petrie and Margret Meriwether Petrie. He is preceded in death by his wife, Eula Petrie, son, Owen Petrie and his parents.
He was a graduate of LaGuardia High School, New York City and graduate of Tennessee A & I State College now know as Tennessee State University. Mr. Petrie was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Mr. Petrie worked under Langston Hughes and was the first editor of Black Enterprise Magazine.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories sons, Phil W. (Sheila) Petrie, Jr and Willis Petrie all of Clarksville, TN; 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, a host of family ad friends.


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A candle was lit in memory of Phil Petrie

Gary L. Townsend for the Brooks/Stoner familf Sep 20 2021 12:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Phil Petrie

Mary Rose Sep 19 2021 2:09 AM

Sending my love to the entire Petrie family at the homegoing of your patriarch.

My parents attended Tennessee State with Eula Battle and Phil Petrie. When the family moved to Montclair they became family. I remember after school activities and TSU Alumni activities and elections where he assisted my mother during the process.

He has joined our loved ones and is at peace. Amen.
Sending our love to the family Darlene Ellis Nowlin and Family

Darlene Nowlin Sep 18 2021 3:09 PM

Phil and I went to the High School of Music and Art together. Phil was a great Tennis player and also ran track. We did not participate in Sports as a High School. Phil was a brilliant Artist and Athlete. I will miss him. My condolences to his family. RIP &P with ♥️.Audrey Smaltz class of 1955.

Audrey Smaltz Sep 18 2021 12:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Phil Petrie

Frances Haynes Davie Sep 17 2021 9:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Phil Petrie

Mariah Wooten Sep 17 2021 8:36 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Phil Petrie

Onie Wooten Williams Sep 17 2021 8:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Phil Petrie

Janet Wooten Long Sep 17 2021 8:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Phil Petrie

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A candle was lit in memory of Phil Petrie

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