John "Johnny" Pettus Obituary

John "Johnny" Alvin Pettus

June 18, 1923 - September 5, 2020
Born in Prescott, Arizona
Resided in Christmas Valley, Oregon


John Alvin Pettus, 97 years old, founding Father of Christmas Valley, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 9:20 am in his own home. He lived life on his own terms, and there were many different facets of his life. He was a football star quarterback and captain of his team in college. He was drafted into San Francisco 49ers, but decided to continue his education, and ultimately got a business degree at Mesa Junior College in Grand Junction, Colorado. He was a pilot, an aspiring actor, that actually auditioned with John Wayne for a part in a movie. Wayne got it. He was a land developer and an old school hardworking man who had a kind and generous heart, (unless you wronged him)! He had a large extended family who will miss him dearly. A service will be held at Christmas Valley Cemetery on November 21, 2020. Time to be announced at a later date.




Funeral Home
Baird Memorial Chapel
16468 Finley Butte Rd.
La Pine, OR US 97739