Ernie Petrash

Born in San Antonio, Texas on August 23, 1943

Departed on February 27, 2020 and resided in Columbus, Mississippi

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Ernie Petrash, Age 76, of Columbus, Mississippi went to be with his heavenly father Thursday, February 27, 2020. He was born August 23, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Edward and Mary Petrash. Ernie is also preceded in death by his granddaughter, Scarlett Thoener.

Survived by his wife of 51 years, Doris Petrash; daughter, Tamera Petrash Thoener (David); son, Todd Petrash (Maggie); granddaughter, Jaden Petrash; granddaughter, Briley Petrash; grandson, Jake Bandock; brothers, Larry, Jerry and Ken Petrash; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Ernie was very proud to be a retired Air Force Pilot and Hot Air Balloon Pilot. He also enjoyed fishing and Bird Hunting.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 8th and from 12 – 1 p.m. Monday, March 9th at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. A celebration of life funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Harpeth Hills Funeral Home with Brother Mike Shelton officiating.

Interment will follow in the Carillon Estates of Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens with full military honors.

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6 Comments to Ernie Petrash

  1. Allen L Mize
    March 6, 2020 10:21 pm

    Love y’all Doris, Tamera & Todd! My Mom & Dad, Betty & Charlie were so very proud of Ernie’s service. Mom & Dad told us in detail about Wolf Pack and Ernie’s pride to serve his country. This so much molded us to service and pride. Ernie as oldest cousin among the Mize Fam cousins provided pride and light for all of us.

    God Bless Y’all!

    Allen, Julie, Madelynn, Laurynn, Reilly

  2. Drew Willis
    March 7, 2020 9:13 am

    Love you Doris, my prayers are with you are the entire family

  3. Cerretha Tose
    March 7, 2020 11:16 am

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Mary Lou Crawford
    March 7, 2020 8:16 pm

    Doris, I have had you in my thoughts for days. I love you and pray you and your family will find the peace that passeth all understanding. May the LORD hold you in HIS hands as you continue on with life.

  5. Dan and Mary Schreck
    March 8, 2020 11:28 am

    Sending our thoughts and prayers to you, Doris and your family. So sorry for your loss.

  6. Mickey Batsell
    September 9, 2020 10:14 pm

    So sad to just learn of Ernie’s passing. We shared some fun and trying times at Aggieland. My best wishes to all the family.

    Mickey Batsell ‘67
    Lt. Col USAF (R)
    Co-Class Agent

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