John Ross Pendleton

September 25, 1922November 20, 2017

Pastor John Ross Pendleton, 95, of Flint Hill, VA departed this life on Monday, November 20, 2017 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Front Royal, VA.

He was born on September 25, 1922 in Huntly, Virginia. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Mabel Jett; his parents, Mary and Clark Pendleton; brothers, Rufus, Joseph, William, Ralph and Robert Pendleton and sisters, Sarah Jordan and Georgia Champ.

He is survived by his current wife, Louise Elizabeth Pendleton of Pittsburg, PA; a daughter, Ann Dorsey of Maryland, two grandchildren, five step children of Pennsylvania and a host of nieces and nephews.

Reverend Pendleton was a devoted husband, pastor and friend. He served as Pastor of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Bentonville, VA for a number of years as well as Pastor of Promise Land Baptist Church in Washington, VA for 25 years and was a son of Macedonia Baptist Church. He was a dedicated employee, working in the Operating Room at Warren Memorial Hospital for 37 years.

Pastor Pendleton is a man of God. He is well known for his infectious smile and wave, always willing to help anyone. He tried to show love to everyone he met by asking you: “How’s the family” and following up by saying, “Give them my love.”

Pastor Pendleton loved music, whether listening to it on his many TVs or radios. Early on you might have heard him playing his guitar and banjo.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 25, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, November 25, 2017


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Barbara Pendleton

November 26, 2017

Always will love you very much Uncle John.
The last of my grandmothers children, a long life of great memories. You are all together again. Always in my heart.
Another angel to watch over me!
R.I.P. Uncle Bubba.
Niece Barbara

Patrick Wenzinger

November 25, 2017

We worked with John for many years before his retirement from Warren Memorial Hospital. He was respected by everyone he worked with as an honorable and kind man. He was a true friend, and will be missed by all. May he rest in peace.

Patrick and Elaine Wenzinger

November 24, 2017

Pastor John R. Pendleton and his wife Mable became my best friends many years ago when he was pastoring the Promise Land Baptist Church. He was a humble,respectful and God fearing man he is going to be missed. Rest in peace Pastor John.

Richard Brady

November 24, 2017

My mother, who passed in 1999, always told me that Mr. John Pendleton and his wife were as good a people as she knew, and I always believed that to be true. I enjoyed my association with Brother John, although, try as I might, I could never get him to call me anything but Mr. Brady, and he was 20 years my senior. Mr. Pendleton was a good, humble, God-fearing man, and I shall miss him. May he rest in peace.

Jeremy O'Brian III

November 23, 2017

Pastor John and respected family: I am saddened by his loss. Heaven hath gained a great man of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Jeremy O'Brian III

Bud & Virginia

November 23, 2017

Peace & Comfort to all..Pastor John was a very special man of God & a Blessing to so many. Love in Christ, Brother Corder as he would always refer to me.