Man dies chopping firewood in Sherman

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

SHERMAN, Tex. -- Funeral services were held Thursday morning for a man who fell and broke his neck while chopping firewood for his family. Thomas Pettit, of Sherman, was 44. He was at a field across from Cigna off Pool Road near Highway 691 chopping wood.

Police reports say he was standing on a six-foot pile with his chainsaw on Saturday. His stepson heard the chainsaw stop, and then looked over to find Pettit on the ground unresponsive.

The stepson called an ambulance that took him to Texoma Medical Center in Denison where he was pronounced dead. Pettit apparently broke his neck in the fall.

Pettit worked for Coca-Cola and was a former board member of Sherman Youth Baseball and Softball Association. He also served as the president of Sherman Youth Softball for several years.

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