Nov. 16, 1943 – July 11, 2023
Victor Claud Plohetski, 79, of Tylertown, died July 11, 2023, at Diversicare. He was born Nov. 16, 1943, in Tylertown.
Funeral services were July 15, 2023, at Tylertown United Methodist / Church on Beulah, burial in the Tylertown Cemetery II, Rev. Linda Fox officiating.
He spent multiple summers as a child traveling from Tylertown to Brooklyn, NY, where he built and maintained lifelong relationships with the Plohetski family after his father was killed in action in WWII. Those trips imprinted his life.
As a young man, he helped manage his family’s cotton gin in Walthall County until the cotton industry crashed, then worked several years on towboats on the Mississippi River. He spent 30 years as an offshore oil rig mechanic for Shell Oil, toiling through cold weather, hot weather and tropical Gulf storms.
Plohetski loved his John Deere tractor and Ole Miss football. He was an avid private pilot in his 20s. He was a lifelong member of the Tylertown United Methodist Church, which recently changed its name to the Church on Beulah, and dedicated the last few years of his life to every detail of its upkeep.
He was preceded in death by his father Anthony John Plohetski; and mother Elizabeth Brumfield Pigott.
Survivors include his wife Diane Williams Plohetski of Tylertown; daughter Veronica Ratcliff (partner Dr. Miguel Melgar) of Biloxi; son Tony Plohetski (Wroe Jackson) of Austin, TX; grandson Conner Ratcliff; sisters Nancy Goolsby (John) of Gardendale, AL, and Marilyn Prescott (Doug) of Tylertown.
Pallbearers were Chris Prescott, Chris Williams, Wesley Williams, Kurt Mord, Alan Goolsby, and Paul Goolsby.
Hartman Hughes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.