Derrel E. Pendergast Sr.

October 25, 1935February 8, 2019

Derrel Eugene Pendergast, age 83, passed away February 8, 2019 at home.

Derrel was born on October 25, 1935 in Geneva, Nebraska to Norbert and Mable Pendergast. Derrel joined the U.S. Navy April of 1955 as Plane Captain E3 and rose through the ranks. He was promoted to Maintenance Chief Petty Officer E7. Derrel then went on to retire in Corpus Christi, Texas September 22, 1975 as Chief Petty Officer E7. He then worked at NAS CC where he retired for the second time. In his spare time, Derrel loved golf, bowled for a few years and also enjoyed a little hunting and fishing.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Neva G. Pendergast; his parents, 2 brothers, 1 nephew and 1 grandchild.

Derrel is survived by his daughters, Debra Kay, Barbara Pendergast Perry, Cynthia Davis and son, Derrel E. Pendergast Jr.; brother, Robert Pendergast; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery. All are invited for food and drinks to the Fleet Reserve located at 1651 Flour Bluff Drive.

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  • Neva G. Pendergast, Wife
  • Debra Kay, Daughter
  • Barbara Pendergast Perry, Daughter
  • Cynthia Davis, Daughter
  • Derrel E. Pendergast Jr., Son
  • Robert Pendergast, Brother
  • Mr. Pendergast also leaves behind his 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Derrel E. Pendergast Sr.

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Barbara PendergastPerry

February 19, 2019

I will miss my Dad with all my heart. He has taught me so much. As a little girl I didn't understand but now I do. My Dad was honest, and always did the right thing. He never missed a day of work, hardly ever took vacation and never missed paying a bill. Taught me how to sit up straight, stand up straight, now to sit in a chair not flop, eat with your mouth closed, don't talk with food in your mouth, how to hold a fork ect.... didn't know it at the time but I thank him so much for everything he taught me.

Will love and miss him so very much!!

Becky Kureska Cofas

February 12, 2019

Debbie, DeVonne, Wayne. My heart is with you as you remember wonderful times with Derrel. My sympathy and prayers during these days of saying goodbye to his earthly presence. Be comforted by knowing he is in no pain and is reunited with your mom. Much love and many prayers.