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James Grover Pendergrast, Jr.

James Grover Pendergrast, Jr., 84, of Antwerp, went to meet his Lord on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at his residence, following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Eupora, MS on October 24, 1926, a son of the late Donnie (Morris) and James Grover Pendergrast, Sr.

On Aug. 19, 1944 he married Doris Williams, who passed away Dec 21, 2009.

James was an elder and member of the Paulding Church of Christ. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II on the U.S.S. Chicago. After serving his country he and Doris moved to Ohio and started Pendergrast Farm Drainage. He retired in the late 1990's.  He enjoyed attending church services, gardening, long car rides and eating out, but most of all, his family and friends.

He will be sadly missed by his 3 sons, A. Brooks (Linda), James G. (Julie) & David R. (Elaine) all of Antwerp; 3 daughters, Donna L. (John) Knippen of Delphos, Sheila K. (Greg) Lewis of Woodburn, IN & Shelly J. (Brock) Howell of Cecil; 11 grandchildren, Tad (Tianne), Scott (Kim), Amy (Jeff) Miller, Jenna (Brian) Gress, Jessica (Rusty) Bradford, T.J. (Melany) Knippen, Elizabeth (Adam) Cozad, Seth & Samantha Dailey, Justin & Skylar Howell; 3 step grandchildren, Kevin, Shanna & Connor Howell;6 great grandchildren, Brandon, Jonathon, Megan, Michael, Nicolaus & Roman; 3 step great grandchildren, Joey, Henry & Brooke; sister, Betty Jo Dixon & many nieces & nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Jim Sam, Bedford, David, L.E. Archie, Alvin & Cliffton; sisters, Dorothy, Annie Lee, Christine & Thelma and son-in-law Kevin J. Howell.

His funeral service is at Paulding Church of Christ, 345 Klinger Road, Paulding, at 11 am on Wednesday, March 2nd,  with viewing one hour prior. Pastor Chris Reno will officiate.

Viewing is also Tuesday, 2-4 & 6-8 pm, at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp.

Burial is in Maumee Cemetery, Antwerp.

Memorials are to Paulding Hospice, 250 Dooley Drive, Paulding, Ohio 45879. Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com  

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My Father was the most caring, kind-hearted, loving Father a child could ever have. He was loved by many but most of all he loved much. He will be missed greatly by me and my brothers and sisters.  No good-byes, Dad, just "see you in the morning".  Love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.

Shelly (Pendergrast) Howell Mar 6 2011 12:00 AM

Jim and Julie,

So very sorry to hear of your dad's passing.  My prayers are with you and your family.  Sincerely, Cyndy

Cyndy Elick Mar 1 2011 12:00 AM

Dear Jim, Julie and family,  We wanted to say that we are sorry for your loss.

You are in our thoughts and prayers.   Love you .

Shirley and Heidi Mar 1 2011 12:00 AM

Another parent gone from us here on earth, but he is healed and happy in heaven with our other parents and family members.  Such a great man and his great wife, will not be forgotten.  I truly loved the story in the paper recently about him and was glad to know more about his life and his family.  God bless you all as you take this journey without him. Prayers are lifted for every one of you.

Alice Gerber Mar 1 2011 12:00 AM

To the Pendergrast family, we are sorry to hear about the loss of your father.
I, remember him very well for he was a wonderful man. He will be missed by many.  May God bless all of you in the days ahead. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

Dan & Carolyn Sprow Benton, Tn. Feb 28 2011 12:00 AM

Sheila and Greg....just wanted you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Pat and Mary Smith Feb 28 2011 12:00 AM

Pendergrast family,
We are sorry to hear of you father's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Karen and Lyle Leinard

Karen & Lyle Leinard Feb 27 2011 12:00 AM

Just wanted you all to know we are sorry for your loss

Kathy Feb 27 2011 12:00 AM

Jim & Julie,
I just wanted to let you know that we are so sorry for your loss.  Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Dale, Sarah (Kennedy), Brendan & Spencer McCorkle

Sarah McCorkle Feb 27 2011 12:00 AM

Dear Pendergrast family.....So sorry to learn of your Father and Grandfather's death....He will be missed and fondly remembered by the entire Community.  I heard him speak many years ago as a guest at the Kiwanis Club of Paulding County's weekly meeting....about his excavating business...and from his presentation, I discovered how much he loved it, and the Lord!  May God comfort you at this difficult time and give you peace. With my sympathy, Jim Hooker, Mesa, Arizona

Jim Hooker, Mesa Arizona Feb 27 2011 12:00 AM