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Phil W. Petrie

September 18, 1937 — September 11, 2021

Age 83 of Clarksville passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021. Visitation Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. with the family present 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.at Foston Funeral Home. Graveside service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Riverview Cemetery.
Mr. Petrie was born September 18, 1937 in Clarksville, TN to Owen Mac Petrie and Margret Meriwether Petrie. He is preceded in death by his wife, Eula Petrie, son, Owen Petrie and his parents.
He was a graduate of LaGuardia High School, New York City and graduate of Tennessee A & I State College now know as Tennessee State University. Mr. Petrie was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Mr. Petrie worked under Langston Hughes and was the first editor of Black Enterprise Magazine.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories sons, Phil W. (Sheila) Petrie, Jr and Willis Petrie all of Clarksville, TN; 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, a host of family ad friends.

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Friday, September 17, 2021

12:00 - 7:00 pm

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

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