Jess Stanton Pettigrew

Jess Stanton Pettigrew, known to his family and friends as Stan, passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 28, 2024.

He leaves behind his wife, Ruby; son, Jess Pettigrew; daughters, Terra Pettigrew and Alison Hopkins; sisters, Vicky Charriere and Sharon Agur. Jess was blessed with 13 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter and 4 nieces and 1 nephew.

Stan spent his childhood in Raytown, MO playing all kinds of sports with his friends and neighbors being remembered by his friends as being a great athlete who absolutely loved every sport. Graduating Raytown South High School in 1976 where he played football. His teammates called him “Stump” because, like a tree, the other team didn’t have a chance coming through him!

On February 15, 1992 Stan met his wife Ruby and they were together ever since marrying in 2004.

Stan’s family and friends were priceless to him and he loved every minute with the kids and grandkids, playing games, dancing, snowball and water balloon fights or just hanging out and would help them with anything. He loved to study the Bible, play pool, watch the Royals and of course the Chiefs and just being with Ruby and his friends. Stan was absolutely crazy about his BBQing and smoking meats! His food was insanely good…he made his own sauce too. Stan was gonna call his BBQ truck Pettigrews Pig Out!!

Jess has passed into the presence of his Lord and has been reunited with his Mom, Dad, niece Alicia and niece Carmen and other friends and relatives in eternal glory.

We are all better for having known him and will never forget his kindness, laughter, sense of humor and his love.


  1. Darlene Eddings Abbott on April 4, 2024 at 4:40 pm

    Sending love & prayers, so sorry to hear of your hubbys passing. GOD Bless you & kids. I pray GOD will heal all your hurts.

  2. Donna Parson on April 4, 2024 at 6:04 pm

    Sending prayers for Stan’s family that your memories bring you peace in your heart. Rest in paradise Stan, I’ll always remember your big smile.

  3. Max Lyle on April 5, 2024 at 9:52 am

    I’m so sorry to hear this! I’ve known Stan since elementary school at Southwood. I am thankful that he is a believer in Jesus Christ, so we can be comforted knowing that we know exactly where he is at this time.

  4. Janie Moss on April 9, 2024 at 6:48 am

    Sending love ♡

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