MISSION - James M. Pendergrass of Mission, passed away on April 20. He was born on December 13, 1940, in Wasco, California.
Pendergrass retired from Lockheed Aeronautical Corporation with more than 32 years of service. He served in the United States Air Force in the 1950's and was a member of the American Legion Post #93, in Mission. He was an avid golfer and coached at Shary Municipal Golf course during the summer. He was also the publicity editor for the American Legion, and Shary Municipal and Meadow Creek Golf Courses in Mission. Pendergrass was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mission.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy Pendergrass; sons, Eddy and Scott; brother, Dave Pendergrass of Las Vegas; sisters, Joyce Eccles of Idaho and Ramona Shores of Texas; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Baade; his parents, Otto and Helen Pendergrass; and sisters, Florence Kay Pendergrass and Sandra Jay Pendergrass.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, and memorial service at 5 p.m. at Ric Brown funeral home in Mission. Burial will be held April 29, 11 a.m. at Veterans Cemetery in Mission.
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