David Mitchell Peardon, 76, of Floral City, Fla., passed away on Friday, June 7, 2013, at his residence in Floral City.
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He was born in Whiteside, Tenn., on June 2, 1937, to the late Thomas Mitchell and Juanita Gladys (Parker) Peardon. David served in the U.S. Air Force for 16 years, previously serving in the U.S. Army for four years, and was a technical sergeant upon retirement after serving in both Korea and Vietnam. He was a very talented musician who performed with several bands while in Myrtle Beach, S.C., as well as here in Florida, being a founding member of the "Strictly Country" band. He served as a rifleman for VFW Post 7122 Honor Guard, and was one of its original members. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 225, Floral City.
Survivors include his loving wife of 22 years, Peggy F. Peardon. Other survivors include two sons, Randy Peardon and his companion Kathy Pitts, of Floral City, and Danny Peardon of Goldsboro, N.C.; daughter Diane Kennedy of Goldsboro, N.C.; stepdaughter Jennifer Atwell of Silverhill, Ala.; brother Robert K. Peardon of Liberty, Texas; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A graveside service with military honors is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or the Floral City Honor Guard, Post 7122, 8191 S. Florida Ave., Floral City, FL 34436. Arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.
Chas E. Davis Funeral Home
3075 S. Florida Ave.
Inverness, FL 34450
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on June 16, 2013