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Boger Reformed Church

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Gordon Funeral Home
Saturday October 13th, 2012
9:30am - 11:00am

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Saturday October 13th, 2012

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Paul Petrea

Paul Osborne Petrea, 82 of Saint John's Church Rd., Concord, died Thursday, October 11, 2012 at his residence. Funeral service will be 11:00am Saturday at Gordon Funeral Home, burial will follow at Boger Reformed Church. The Petrea family will receive friends from 9:30-11:00am prior to the funeral service. Mr. Petrea was born April 29, 1930 in Cabarrus County son of the late Victor L. Petrea and Lillian Miller Petrea. He was a member of Boger Reformed Church. He was retired from Jackson Training School and a US Army Veteran. He was a very active baseball and softball player. He loved all kinds of sports, baseball, football, racing and boxing. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a very happy and humble person. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Lois Sapp Petrea. He is survived by a son, Lesley E. Petrea, and a daughter, Mary P. Petrea and a grandchild, Johnathan Issac Parker. Memorials may be directed to Boger Reformed Church, 7313 Gold Hill Rd., Concord, NC 28025 or Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28083

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Dear Lesley & Mary: No doubt your dad appreciated the wonderful gift that life is. Our Heavenly Father and Creator cares for us and hates to see the suffering that is taking place worldwide. He promised that soon, he will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things will pass away. (1 Peter 5:7; Rev. 21:3, 4) Can you imagine a paradise earth, where problems, mental anguish, sickness and death will be no more? But until then, when we are plagued with disquieting thoughts, Jehovah God invites us to rely on him to comfort us. In Isaiah 51: 2 he said: "I myself am the One that is comforting you people. Therefore, may you receive true comfort from the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation. 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4.

Claire J Nov 10 2012 12:00 AM

I had the great fortune of working with Pete, if only for a few years before his retirement. Hard to believe hes been retired 20 years. My best memories of working w Pete is he would be telling me a story or joke, always funniest to him of course, and the more he got into it, the more hed be laughing and start swatting me with his huge hand.. till Id have to say woe Pete, you gonna knock me out of the truck !! A strong man with a soft heart. RIP Pete

Donny Edwards Oct 15 2012 12:00 AM

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