Dr. Kyle M. Pettis (1881-1967) Lynchburg Physician

A native of Montgomery County, Kyle M. Pettis opened his medical practice in Lynchburg in 1909 after graduating from Howard University earlier that year. His office was first on Taylor Street, then in the Langhorne Building at Park Avenue and Monroe Street, and then on Fifth Street.

Dr. Pettis practiced in Central Virginia for fifty-six years, making house calls in Campbell, Amherst, and Bedford counties as well as in Lynchburg. Gruff on the surface, he was a hard-working man with a dry sense of humor and a kind heart.

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