Cindy ee where so shocked to read about Don , Please accept our condolences. We are praying for you Tracy,Stephine and Bill and Louise that God will comfort you and give you peace at this sad time.
Joan & Skip Kellam
I met Don in 1985 through our mutual friend, Russ Jobson. Don was not only a friend but one of the best appraiser's I have ever dealt with. He will be greatly missed.
Cindy and Family...I am so grateful that you phoned me to tell me of Don's death. I am deeply sad...I was one of those nurses at Fort Ord, CA who nursed Don back to health. We then went on to have a very rewarding friendship with phone calls, e-mail messages...we loved re-living our memories of "fun times" in CA. I too loved his sense of humor! I will deeply miss my friend.
Anna Louise Gerac AKA QMD
I was updating our appraiser list at work and found that Mr. Pardue passed away. I want to send my condolences, because I lost my father to pancreatic cancer in '07. He was 71. He was also a train enthusiast, so my mother has opened a train museum in Lake Lure, N.C. All monies she collects goes to PANCAN in hopes of finding a cure. I am truly sorry for your loss and wish you peace and comfort.
Cindy & family,
Please accept my condolences for your loss. Don and I knew each other for years on a professional basis in connection with the fine appraisal work he did for my firm. My office is in the Concourse and every time I look out the window and see the American flag which Don played a role in having installed I think of him as a true patriot. On several weekends I saw him riding his scooter to the athletic club and we would kid about his rolling in on his "hog". He had a great sense of humor and we will all miss him greatly.
May Precious memories give comfort as you keep Don's memory alive in your heart.
Sending love and prayers to Cindy ,Tracy & Stephanie and Family.
The Lord JESUS gives Peace in the valley.
Love from the Clarkes
My condolences to the family. Don and I have been friends since our Chamblee days in high school. I will miss his sense of humor and his original perspectives on life. Don was a good troop. He soldiered on in the most difficult of circumstances for God, family, country and honor. The world was a better place with him in it. Rest in peace true friend. I will miss you.
We feel so privileged to have known Don and to be part of the Pardue family. Tracy, Mrs. Pardue and Stephanie- our thoughts are with you. We wish you great peace through this difficult time...
Cindy & family,
Bill, Creed, & I are going to miss "Big Don." He always brightened our day when he called us. He was truly an inspiration. The service was absolutely beautiful, and we know how proud he would be. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. The Cantrell family
Heroes are not only those who do courgeous acts to save others but also who do quiet things everyday to elevate others. What a privilege to have a husband, father, brother, grandfather who did both. We get to Heaven through our belief, but we are rewarded in Heaven according to our works. God bless the Pardue family with peace that comes with the understanding and delight in the knowledge of Heaven. Our Love.
Learning to live with the death of a love one is not easy, may the God of comfort teach you and help your all through this difficult time.
A real hero has passed. All of us who knew and loved Don, understood his love of this country, his fellow vets, and his desire to see them honored. He will be missed by his community and those esteemed vets. More than that, though, he was a husband, a dad, a grandfather, and a lifelong friend. He loved his family..he loved his friends..and we will miss his generous giving spirit. So long old buddy…rest in peace.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
I am sorry for your family loss of Don. Don was a great guy. He and I went to Sandy Springs High. Just a few months ago I joined Don and Luke at knife show. I had not seen Don in many years. May he rest in peace.
My prayers are with your family as you mourn the loss of a husband, father, grandfather and friend. My life was blessed when I met Don at the Concourse Athletic Club. His wit and forever smile will be missed greatly by so many. Take comfort in knowing he is in his heavenly home and free from pain. God Bless each of you
My thoughts and prayers go out to Cindy, Bill and Louise, and the entire Pardue family. Don was a wonderful older brother to Bill and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him, Jennifer Cranford Rankin.
Although I never got the chance to meet Don, I want to thank him for his gift of service that he gave to us while serving in the military. Bill, I know that you are honored to have such a wonderful brother and great advocate for vets new and old. On behalf of my family….I would like to send my deepest sympathy, thoughts, and prayers to the Pardue family.
Matt, Maren, and Stella Wronowski (family friend to Bill and Louise Pardue)
Cindy, Tracy and Stephanie,
My heart is full right now because I understand your loss and know how you are hurting right now. Delight in the wonderful memories and knowledge that we were all privileged to know such a great man who had so many great qualities. In my mind I will always picture Don on his scooter!
I love you all,
Cindy, it's been many years, but I'm sending you and your family - prayers and comfort for the passing of Don. May you find peace and comfort in this difficult time.
Dear Cindy,Tracy,and Stephanie,
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of grief. I only just heard the news of Don's death this morning. There are no word to express my sadness over your loss.
Dear Cindy , Tracy and Stephanie,
We are praying for you all in your time of sadness and know that we are thinking of you. Love, Charlene,Duke and Tracy
Cindy, Tracy and Stephanie,
Our thoughts go out to each of you during this difficult time. Your dad will be missed by all of those he reached out to.
Hello all, so sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed working with Don many years as an appraiser. He will be missed. Melanie Sanders
"Welcome Home" brother!! You laid the foundation for all of us at the Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association. You can be assured that we will carry on your legacy/camaraderie of recognizing/respecting our Military men and women who serve/served our Country proudly. You will be missed at every AVVBA meeting/function/gathering. God bless you!!
Cindy, praying for you and your family during this time of sadness. Even though years have gone by,you never forget sweet friends. I pray for peace in your heart and a lifetime of memories.thinking of you,
Don's wife and children now know in how much esteem the people at the Concourse held him. I had the honor of talking with him 3 times a week and being taught how better to honor and help veterans. His service to veterans was unmatched and his kindness, humor and good nature will be missed by us all. I hope he keeps those things in his knapsack behind his scooter seat hidden in heaven so he can continue his fun once in a while. I will truly miss him.
Greg and I are so sad to hear of Don's fight with cancer and his death. May God bless you and your family and give you His peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely, Candi Cates Howington
I knew Don from the Concourse Athletic Club. Since I heard of Don's passing, two wonderful memories keep coming to mind.
(1). About the fellow soldier, who carried him off the battlefield when he was shot, and how Don's daughter helped him find that young man, just a few years ago. Don flew to Pennsylvania to hug him and shake that man's hand, and take his entire family out for dinner. Don was very humbled by that very meaningful experience and thankful for the opportunity to express his gratitude to the man who saved his life; and
(2). The NUMEROUS stories about his grandson, "Tater" -- he knew that the nickname drove his family nuts, but he called him
He always had that quick wit, with a devilish twinkle in his eye...
Rest in peace, My friend, rest in peace.
When I was a small boy, I remember Don towering over me and laughing as he took time to talk with me and offer kind encouragement. Don was like another older brother, a part of our family. I remember the day he returned from the war and stood on the front porch of our Atlanta home in his uniform, a chest full of decorations for his honor, service and valor. His inspiration has remained with me my entire life. His memory will always bring a smile to my face. To all the family, I offer prayers for strength and healing.
I will miss you Dad; You were my best friend.
I always looked forward to our chats at the Concourse. You were such a nice man. I'm glad to have known you.
So sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was a good man
Offering condolences and prayers, during this time of loss. May God's word bring your comfort. (2Co 1:2)
We have known Don (and Cindy) since the good ole' days of 24inch waists, high stakes racquetball, pizza at Everybody's and the other wonderful experiences of youth. Our hearts are crushed at the loss of this bigger than life friend. He loved above all things his family, friends and his country and he will be forever a presence in our lives. Our hearts are with you in this time of parting. Love, Mary and Bobby Dykes
Peace be with you. Long time no see. My preayers are with you Cindy.
So sorry to hear of Don's passing. May God be with you during this very difficult time. My deepest sympathy goes out to Cindy and family. May your memories be of great comfort to you.
Cindy, Tracy and Stephanie;
We are so sorry for your loss. On behalf of the SAFS staff at Johnson & Wales University, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
With deepest sympathy
I'll forever miss you, sweet friend. Terri Brooks
Hooah! Air Marshall. We will not let your spirit die but live on forever
Mom and Rene, Maggie and your Dad have been waiting for you, still, you will never be far from us left behind. Always in our hearts.
"Crutch Bucket one, this is the Air Marshall!" That's how he began every call to me. He was a good friend who had a great sense of humor. He loved his fellow Vietnam vets (of which I'm not one). I'll miss him. Over and out, Don.
We will miss you "Air Marshall". You helped make every Vietnam Veteran feel like we served the great purpose that we did. You welcomed many of us into the AVVBA and made sure we were part of the family and helped us understand our responsibility to pay our debt forward and appreciate all Veterans. Thank You for your Service.
You were always a hero. One of a few cousins in our family. You will be missed.
I'm gonna miss you a lot old friend. The times we had together some only dream about but we did them. Rest in peace and if there is another place of consciousness you are one I'd like to spend time with. Your friend,
RW Dave Lucas.
Cindy, Stephanie and Tracy,
Max and I are thinking about you in this time of sorrow and loss.
Susan and Max
Cindy----On behalf of all of Don's Concourse Athletic Club family, we want you to know how special Don was to us. You and your family are in our thoughts. He will be missed!
Bryan and I send you and your family our thoughts and prayers. We were so shocked and saddened by the news of Don's passing. He will be missed by all.!!! Let us know if we can do anything for you...we are just around the corner and would be happy to help with anything you need. Love, Johanna & Bryan Tate
Cindy, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. I'm sending you hugs and prayers for you and your family. Love Carol
Cindy, I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Don's passing. My heartfelt sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughters as you face this very difficult time. With love, Laura (O'Donnell) Barangan
My thoughts are with you and your family, dear Cindy.
Dearest Cindy, My heart is aching for your loss. The pain of losing your husband is beyond words to describe. I am so sorry for you & your family. I'm keeping you close in my heart at this most difficult time.