The seven-time NASCAR Champion Richard Petty’s wife, Lynda Petty had passed away after a long battle with cancer in Level Cross on March 25, 2014, at the age of 72 years old.
Four years ago Lynda Petty was diagnosed with central nervous system lymphoma, which was affecting her brain. Lynda had to undergo heavy chemotherapy.
Lynda Petty had been fighting cancer for the past several years. She had lost the ability to walk, she went blind and didn’t recognize the house she had lived in for 30 years.
Mr.s Petty spoke in WBTV publicly for the first time about her cancer in 2010. Petty is survived by son Kyle, two daughters, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Lynda played a great role in her husband’s early racing career. She commanded to start engines at Darlington Raceway for the first Southern 500 in May 2005. Mr.s Petty also worked on the Randolph County School Board for 16 Years. She was on the board of the Randolph County Hospice.
The wife of seven-time NASCAR Champion, Lynda Petty.Image Source:-USA Today
Richard Petty and Lynda Petty tied the knot in 1959. They have five children, son Kyle Petty and daughters Sharon Farlow, Rebecca Petty Moffit and Lisa Petty Luck.
Lynda Gayle Owens who is also known as Lynda Petty was born on March 6, 1942, in Guilford County, North Carolina, USA. Lynda was an actress famous for Cars(2006), ESPN Sports Century (1999) and Petty Blue (2010) in Level Cross, North Carolina.
NASCAR legend Richard Petty’s wife Lynda worked as a school volunteer, Red Cross volunteer, girl and Boy Scout leader and the president of the athletic booster club.
Lynda Petty’s husband Richard Petty. Image Source:- USA Today
Richard Petty, the seven-time NASCAR champion was born on July 2, 1937, in Level Cross, North Carolina, USA. After the 1992 season, he retired from NASCAR competition. Richard won 200 Winston Cup race, seven Winston Cup championships and seven Daytona 500’s.
Lynda Petty died on 25 March 2014. She was the kind of person who used to put family first and provide them with unconditional love and support.