Daniel \”Dan\” Frederick Pettman, 62, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at his residence. Born on June 14, 1951, the son of Doris Lee Richards Pettman and the late Howard Frederick Pettman. A former missionary and pastor, Dan was also a rural mail carrier for the United States Post Office in Bedford county. He attended Covenant Fellowship Church.

In addition to his mother, Dan is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Grace Evelyn Brandt Pettman; five children, Evelyn McNab and her husband, Mathieu of Colorado Springs, CO, Timothy Daniel Pettman of Tidewater, Titus Pettman, Abigail Pettman, Nathanael Pettman all of Bedford; two sisters, Elizabeth Osborne and her husband, Neil, and Deborah Spencer and her husband, Ric; he is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

A Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Tharp Funeral Chapel with Pastor Rick Vis officiating. The burial will be private. The family will receive friends on from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the funeral home. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford, (540) 586-3443.

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  • Robynne Fears April 15, 2015 at 2:50 am

    I am so sorry to hear about Dan.. He trained me on his route at the Bedford USPS years ago. We will miss you Dan …….

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  • Ray Boltz June 3, 2015 at 1:19 am

    My family and I went to church with Dan and Grace at Calvary Grace Brethren in Deltona Florida, We know he is with the Lord, I send our sympathies and love, he was a good man.
    Ray and Margaret Boltz

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Thursday, 06 March 2014

    Doris , so sorry for your loss of your son . My love to you and Grace and children. Mat God bless and keep you during this time.

    Doris Thompson

    Bedford Va.

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Thursday, 06 March 2014

    My wife and I were very bless to have “Dan” as our mail carrier. He was a special man, very considerate, friendly, and honest person. We oftened talked about his condition and our love for God and Jesus.We will truely miss Dan, as we looked forward seeing him each day.God bless you and your family and our prayers are with you.
    With much Christian love,
    Jim&Linda Stanley

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Thursday, 06 March 2014

    We, too, were blessed to have Dan as our mail carrier. Over the years, he also became a friend who always had a kind word. When we were working out in the yard and he came by, we’d always wave a friendly “Howdy” to each other, and when we were able to chat for a moment at the mailbox or on the front porch, that became one of the highlights of our day. Rest in peace, Dan. Dave and Linda Houde.

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Thursday, 06 March 2014

    Grace & Family…
    So sorry for your loss…Dan was such a blessing to me when I was Postmaster in Bedford. He had such a kind loving spirit about him. We both loved to talk about our Lord Jesus. May GOD’s peace surround you.

    May Clark Massie
    Bedford VA

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Thursday, 06 March 2014

    Dan was very personable. He always had a smile and a kind word. My husband and I had the pleasure of him being our mail carrier for some time. He will be greatly missed. Kevin and Sarah Krantz

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Thursday, 06 March 2014

    Dan will be greatly missed. My husband and I were blessed to have him as our mail carrier. He always had a smile and always a kind word for others. Very personalable as well. Kevin and Sarah Krantz

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Wednesday, 05 March 2014

    Heaven has received A very special. Person this week. A man that has touched many lives, some of which he probably didn’t even know he planted a seed in. He always found a way to speak wonderfully of our Lord God and people could see how much he loved his savior. I consider it an honor and a privilege to have known Dan. I know he will hold a special place in the kingdom of God. Love you Dan and family. Sandy Richards

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Tuesday, 04 March 2014

    We will miss Dan’s friendship-his sincere concern for others, his warm smile-until we meet again in glory. 2 Timothy 4:7 Dan has fought the good fight, he has finished the race, he has kept the faith…one of the excellent saints of the earth in whom is all delight. Psalm 16:3 Love and prayers, Nathan and Sue Ann, Sarah, Rachel, and Mary

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  • tharp September 9, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Tuesday, 04 March 2014

    Dan was a very special person. My husband and I were blessed to have him as our mail carrier. We send our heartfelt condolences. David and Nancy Reed.

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