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James Thomas Petit Jr.
November 13, 1947 ~ September 30, 2022 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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James (Jim) Thomas Petit, Jr. of North Myrtle Beach, SC passed away Friday, September 30, 2022
He was born November 13, 1947 in Sumter, SC
Jim graduated from Edmunds High School in 1966.
He attended the University of South Carolina and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Cum Laude) and an Associate in Science degree with honors. He was a member of Phi Alpha Theta and Phi Sigma Tau honor societies, in History and Philosophy.
Professionally, Jim had a career in retail management but eventually turned his passion and expertise as a respected and trusted deltiologist into a business that he operated until recently, acquiring and selling vintage and rare postcards.
He was predeceased by his parents, James Thomas Petit, Sr. and Kate Parker Petit of Sumter, SC and his brother Richard E. Petit and sister in law Elizabeth P. Petit of North Myrtle Beach, SC.
He is survived by his sister, Jennie Petit Russell of North Myrtle Beach, nieces Elizabeth M. Petit of North Myrtle Beach, SC and Traci Russell Green (Thomas) of Pawleys Island, SC their daughters, Kate Green Almond (Levi) and Parker Elizabeth Green, nephew Tyler Russell (Kate) of Pawleys Island, SC and their children Maris, Teagan, Camden and George.
Interment will be at a later date at the family plot in Sumter, SC.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to American Cancer Society and Samaritan’s Purse.