Lynda Petty, wife of NASCAR legend Richard Petty, dies at 72: Petty was regarded a matriarch of NASCAR

Petty was regarded as a matriarch of NASCAR

By: Autoweek Staff on March 25, 2014

Lynda Petty was considered a matriarch of NASCAR.

NASCAR – Lynda Petty, shown with husband and NASCAR icon, Richard Petty, died on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Lynda Petty, the wife of NASCAR icon Richard Petty, died at the age of 72.

The following is a statement launched by the Petty household.

Lynda Gayle Owens Petty, 72, one of the first girls of NASCAR and its most beloved wife, mom and friend, passed away peacefully at her home in Level Cross, N.C., today. She was surrounded by her family members.

Affectionately acknowledged as “Mrs. Lynda” to so a lot of, Lynda Petty set a regular for getting a loving, supportive and, when necessary, an authoritative wife and mother. She also set the benchmark for becoming a leader in her local local community even though raising a household in the quick-developing sport of stock-vehicle racing.

It was with sturdy will that Petty fought cancer more than the past numerous years. It was the very same determination that led her to make a distinction as a Red Cross volunteer, a school volunteer, the president of the athletic-booster club and a Lady and Boy Scout leader in her lifetime. She also served on the Randolph County College Board for 16 years and was on the board of the Randolph County Hospice.

Lynda assisted commence the Racing Wives Auxiliary and will usually be remembered as the wife to Richard Petty. Their steadfast really like endured trials that only a marriage of more than 50 many years can. By means of triumph and heartache, Lynda Petty was the castle that supported a king in personal and public moments.

Lynda is proceeded by grandson Adam K. Petty and is survived by her loving husband, Richard son, Kyle, and daughters Sharon and husband Terry Farlow Lisa and husband Charlie Luck Rebecca and husband Brian Moffitt. In addition, she is survived by grandchildren Austin Petty and wife Sarah Hannah and husband Brad Leonard Montgomery and husband Randy Schlappi Maggie and Kyle Farlow Richard, Sarah and Margaret Luck Helen, Thad and Harrison Moffitt, and great grandchildren Sullivan Mae Schlappi and Adam Christopher Stonewall Petty.

A private memorial support for family members and pals will be held at Reverie Location in Randleman, N.C., officiated by Kenny Crosswhite. In lieu of flowers, donations can be produced to the following:

Petty Family Foundation

311 Branson Mill Street

Randleman, N.C. 27317

A public memorial service will not be held, and the family asks for privacy at this time.

The family presented the following statement to the public:

“We wish to sincerely thank everybody who has supported us and our loved ones all through the years and at this time. We will permanently really like and miss a wife, mom, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.”

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