USA Softball of Piedmont VA is an affiliation of the national USA Softball and one of 67 metro/state associations in the United States.
It is with much sadness that we pass on to you the passing of Walter Pettus.
Walter Pettus established the Richmond Diamonds Softball Association in 1991 and coached or helped within the organization until his death. He also coached at Mills Godwin High School, Patrick Henry High School, Collegiate School, the Dixie Chicks, a men's fastpitch team, and others.
Walter was inducted in 2012 into the Central Virginia Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Softball Hall of Fame. Over 120 of his current and former players were in attendance.
Most recently, Walter was inducted in 2022 into the USA Softball of Piedmont Virginia Hall of Fame.
Viewings will be Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, from 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00pm.
The service will be on Tuesday Jan. 3, 2023, at 12:30 pm at Bliley's Staples Mill Chapel (8510 Staples Mill Rd, Richmond, VA 23228). After services, the group will proceed to Greenwood Memorial Gardens for burial at 2:00pm (12609 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23238).
Walter's obituary should appear in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. Bliley's may live stream the service on their website, www.blileys.com.
Please help us congratulate the 2022 class of the Piedmont Va Softball Hall of Fame.
Coach Walter Pettus as a Coach
Joe Kidwell as a player
Art Dietrich as an Umpire
Joe Kelliher as an Umpire
Bedford Moose Lodge #1897 as a Sponsor
Lynchburg City Parks and Rec Department as a Sponsor
Walter Pettus - Richmond Diamonds HOF Coach
Umpire in Chief