Cody Garrett Pettit

Cody Garrett Pettit, age 19, of Cleveland, Texas, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019. He was born March 17, 1999 in Houston, Texas to parents Eric Pettit and Rhonda Gooding Oliver. He is preceded in death by his great-grandmothers, Hazel West and Hazel Litchford; and great-grandfather, Pete Gooding.

Cody was a 2017 graduate of Tarkington High School and quarterback for the Tarkington Longhorns. Hanging out with his many friends and family as well as and hunting and fishing were his favorite pastimes. Cody had a great love for people and that love will live on in the many people he has helped by being an organ donor.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Rhonda and Jake Oliver; father and stepmother, Eric and Renee Pettit; grandparents, Carl and Brenda Pettit, Petey and Karen Gooding, and Clyde and Pam Oliver; step grandparents, Andy and Eileen Johnson; great-grandmothers, Anne Gooding and Irene Deckert; sister, Hannah Oliver; stepsister, MiKayla Gunn; stepbrother, Timmy Gunn; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2019 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Cornerstone Church, Cleveland, Texas. Interment will follow at Oak Shade Cemetery, Cleveland, Texas.


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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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