THOMAS LLOYD PENDERGRAFT
Thomas Lloyd Pendergraft, age 79, of Snellville, GA, passed away March 20, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Hattie R. Pendergraft; children, David K. Pendergraft of Las Vegas, Donna Earley of Durham, NC, Brenda Pendergraft of Greensboro, NC, Susan H. Pendergraft Frye of Durham, NC, Kelly D. Pendergraft of Cincinnati, OH, Karen Kahovache of Durham, NC; step sons, David Knight of Snellville, GA, Don Lee Knight of Hurdlemills, NC, Mark Knight of Tampa, FL.; brother, Ralph Pendergraft and wife Toni of Chatham County, NC. He was preceded in death by his brother, Emmett Pendergraft. Mr. Pendergraft was born November 30, 1933, to Thomas Wilson and Edna Lloyd Pendergraft in Orange County, NC. He entered the US Air Force
at age 17, trained and worked as a radar mechanic and operator. He served overseas in Guam and Korea during the Korean Conflict
where he received a bronze star
. He attended seminary at Southeastern Baptist Seminary in Wake Forest, NC receiving a master of divinity. In 1977 he received ministerial standing with the United Church of Christ and on June 10, 1979 was ordained as a full standing minister. Through his ministerial service he pastured Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Charlotte, NC, Rodgers Park UCC, Kannapolis, NC, Interim Pastor at multiple UCC Churches in NC, Bethel Bear Creek UCC, Mt Pleasant, NC, Associate Pastor Oceanview UMC, Oak Island, NC A Memorial Service Honoring the Life of Thomas Lloyd Pendergraft will be held Friday, March 22 at 1:00pm at Cannon UMC with Dr. Tom Elliott officiating. A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, March 23 at 2:00pm at Bethel Bear Creek UCC Cemetery, 18937 Bear Creek Church Road, Mt. Pleasant, NC. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Bethel Bear Creek United Church of Christ, 18937 Bear Creek Road, Mt. Pleasant, NC 28124-8731. Wilkinson Funeral Home handling arrangements in Concord, NC 704.786.3168. Condolences may be viewed or sent to www.wagesfuneralhome.com
. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, "A Family Company" Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
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