GLENN PETTROSS PASSES

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GLENN PETTROSS PASSES

Funeral services were held Sunday for well-known retired Carthage businessman, U.S. Army veteran and government leader Glenn Pettross.

Pettross, 87, who resided in Carthage, passed away of cardio-pulmonary failure on Wednesday of last week at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

Pettross began his business career as a salesman for Mixon-Nollner Oil Company (Mobil distributor in South Carthage).

In 1962, Pettross and his wife, Billie, opened Smith County Auto Parts, a NAPA Auto Parts dealership, located on Spring Street in Carthage.

The two retired in December of 2000, after 38 years.

After his retirement, Pettross also worked at Sanderson Funeral Home.

Pettross is also a former city councilman (serving from 1962 to 1968), elected as Justice of the Peace (now county commissioner) in 1969, serving six terms.

The final eight years as a county commissioner, Pettross served as chairman pro-tem of the commission.

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