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John Dean Petree

03/03/1948 - 06/19/2021


Obituary For John Dean Petree

John Dean Petree, 73, of Sedalia, MO passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Truman Medical Center in Columbia, MO. He was born on March 3, 1948, in Sedalia, MO the son of John Norman Petree Sr., who preceded him in death, and Mable Lucille (Roberts) Stephenson, who resides in Florida.

He served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1965 until 1972 during the Vietnam War. John worked as a computer programmer, owning and operating Sedalia Typewriter for several years. John also worked as a prison guard for the Missouri Department of Corrections for 15 years. After retirement, John enjoyed taking care of his animals and going fishing.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Michael John Petree; a daughter, Shelly Petree; a grandson, Antonio G. Petree (Alysa); three great granddaughters, Rheagen, Emma, and Cora; two half brothers, John Petree, Jr. and James Petree; a half sister, Lisa Rivers; five step sisters, Abbie Turner, Sheryl Michael, Theresa Wolf, Karla Kast, and Missie Hayworth.

A Celebration of John's Life and gathering of family and friends, will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2021 at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.

Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 2, 2021 at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, MO with full military honors by the U.S. Army and Sedalia VFW #2591.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sedalia Animal Shelter in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.


25 Jun

Celebration of Life

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Rea Funeral Chapel 1001 S Limit Sedalia, MO 65301 Get Directions »
2 Jul

Burial / Interment

01:00 PM

Missouri Veterans Cemetery 20109 Business Hwy 13 Higginsville, MO 64037 Get Directions »
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  • 06/27/2021

    John and my family became neighbors in 2008. John was always cheerful, smiling and had a big heart. We shared many a story over the fence. John will be greatly missed by all who knew him. It is always difficult to lose a family member or friend but we must always remember, it is not "Goodbye," it is "Until we meet again." The world has became a lesser place without John but Heaven has become a better place with him. My condolences and prayers to all of his family and friends.

  • 06/25/2021

    A good man of honor & respect. Right with God & a true friend. You will be missed by all that truly knew you. Thank you for your friendship & love of life. You are with God & some day I will see you again. God Bless Dave Gunn

  • 06/23/2021

    John was a good friend and neighbor to me, I worked with him and knew him as a loyal friend who loved to work on computers, he will be missed dearly

  • 06/23/2021

    Will miss you cousin. May God receive you with Joy to your heavenly home when he returns. We had some good times and memories growing up. Love you always. My sympathy's to all my other cousins who loved him and will miss him also He didn't have an easy start in life but he ended life with many accomplishments.

  • 06/23/2021

    To all in the Petree family, I am so sorry. Condolences and prayers

  • 06/22/2021

    Sad to hear JD passing, always a friend.

  • 06/22/2021

    I loved seeing him at McDonald's, it seemed he was there when my brother and I went in. He always said hello and had a wonderful smile. So friendly. God recieved a wonderful soul. I'm sorry for the pain his family is dealing with. My heart hurts for you all.

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