Gearld Wayne Petross, 71, of Wickes, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013. He was born to Edkar Leroy "Roy" and Opal Estelene Bingham Petross in Wickes on July 21, 1941. He worked as a supervisor of the grow out for Lane Poultry, operated a clean out crew and later was a poultry farm. He was of the Christain Faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife of over 52 years, Carol Petross of Wickes; son, Cameron Petross and wife Tonya of De Queen; daughter, Renae Chambless and husband Petey of Lonoke; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

A funeral was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Church of the Nazarene of Wickes with Bro. Leon McCleskey and Bro. Don Youngblood officiating. Burial was in the Crystal Hill Cemetery.

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