Francis Alexander Petty-Virden (Alex), age 27, of Akron, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Alex was born on January 17, 1992 to his parents Deborah Petty and Leonard Virden in Akron, Ohio. He lived in Akron most of his life. He had an infectious smile that would light up a room. Alex was kindhearted, giving to those in need and so smart. He will be missed by many friends and family, including Susie Costell and Cara (Jonathan) Murkins who helped in his childhood/adulthood.
He is survived by his parents, Deborah Petty and Leonard Virden; brothers, Timothy (Sharon) Monroe, Kyle Virden, Matthew DiPersi, Eric Steinborn, Travontay Blackstone, Sirvontay Blackstone, and Devan Stafford; sisters, Myleah Virden, and Alannah Murkins; grandparents, Lena Griffin and Willie A. (Carmen) Virden; Uncle Willie L. (Tralana) Virden; cousins; Warren Wheeler Sr., Darnett (Janay) Virden, Joshua Virden, Brandon (Tasha) Smith, Kaylah Ellis, John Ziruolo, Joe Ziruolo, Jeff Ziruolo, Joshua Ziruolo, and Jeremiah (Elisabeth) Ziruolo; and many more family members.
He is proceeded in death by his brother, Ricky Petty-Hall; Grandfather, Ronald Petty Sr.; and Aunt, April Ziruolo.
Memorial services followed by a celebration of life balloon release to be announced.