Thoughts and prayers to Richard Petty and his whole family for the loss of Lynda. Hat off to the First Lady of NASCAR.
Lynda Gayle Owens Petty, 72, one of the first women of NASCAR and its most beloved wife, mother and friend, passed away peacefully at her home in Level Cross, North Carolina today. She was surrounded by her family.
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Hometowns: Rives Junction/Springport, MI
Current Location: Spring Lake, MI
Fav Foods: Anything from Fortino's in Grand Haven, Toast N' Jams in Muskegon, my wife grew up in Grand Haven & loves Clover Bar Pizza
Things I Hate: DJ's being rude (either on the phone or in person)… All the B-93 jocks try to be very polite!
Fav Country Artists:Chris Stapleton, Granger Smith/Earl Dibbles Jr, Cam, Frankie Ballard, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band
Old School: Waylon, Johnny Cash, Skynyd, Hank
Something You Might Not Know About Me: I've been married to my wife Susan for over 24 years. She is a now runs her own business writing grants for non-profits in Michigan. My youngest son, Ben (19), had major brain surgery for seizures in Aug '05. He is completely recovered and is a sophomore at GVSU! My other son, Harry, is 21 wants to be a Naturalist/Vet goes to MCC.
My big life changing experience was a motorcycle accident during the Roofsit in Sept '06. It was humbling to have so many listeners praying for me during my 6 operations. I was off the air for 6 weeks and in a wheelchair for about 5-6 months. Since then I have experienced complete kidney failure and have been on dialysis for 2 years. Spring of 2010 I organized TEAM CONRAD for the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. Our 1st Kidney Walks did over 100K-- WOW! I was blessed in Jan 2011 with a kidney transplant from listener/donor Kristin O'Leary from Grandville. I have so much to be thankful for... but especially for your thoughts & prayers. Please lookup my TEAM CONRAD group page on Facebook.