William Sterling Pendleton

December 10, 1934October 12, 2014
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Mr. William Sterling (Bill) Pendleton, age 79, of Harrogate, TN went home to be with the Lord on October 12, 2014. He was born December 10, 1934, the son of the late Roy and Regina (Lingar) Pendleton. Bill was saved at an early age and joined the Indian Creek Baptist Church in 1952 where he was a loyal member until his death. He also served as deacon for 59 years. He served his country in the United States Army, spending most of his time in Germany. When he returned, he was employed by Montgomery Ward for over 35 years. He was preceded in death by Sylvia B. (Littrell) Pendleton, his wife of 58 years; brother, Harold Pendleton of Monroe, MI; nephews, Roger Connor of Monroe, MI, Charles “Sonny” Littrell of Columbus, IN and niece, Lora Leigh Pendleton of Harrogate, TN.. He is survived by his son, Greg (Gail) Pendleton; sister, Wanda (Chet) Susong; brother, Ed (Dorothy) Pendleton; sisters-in-law, Pat Turner of Monroe, MI, Mrs. Esther Helen Brittain of Villa Rica, GA, Mrs. Evelyn Brooks of Harrogate, TN; nieces and nephews, Sandy (Brent) DeWeese, Barbara (Larry) Segar, Penny Baron, Junior (Holly) Pendleton, Joey Pendleton, Steve (Amy) Pendleton, Nancy (David) Bush, Lisa Susong, Craig Susong, Clark (Lynette) Susong, Rosanne (Terry) Brooks, Cindy Crockett, Valerie Brooks, Donna Littrell, Wanda Aaronstam, Kathy Craft, Pam (Brian) Free, Debbie (Bob) Howard and several great nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 4-8PM Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Coffey Funeral Home Harrogate with funeral service to follow at 8:00PM with Rev. Clayton Dunsmore, Rev. Stewart Fultz and Rev. Steve Moyers officiating. Music will be provided by Amy Pendleton. Graveside service will be held at Greer’s Chapel Cemetery in Harrogate, TN on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 11:00AM. Pallbearers: Steve Pendleton, Adam Pendleton, Clark Susong, Craig Susong, David Bush, Billy Montgomery, Billy Cunningham and Deloy Collins. Honorary pallbearers: Dr. George Day, Dr. Gary Burchett and the men of Indian Creek Baptist Church. Coffey Funeral Home in charge.


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 14, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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Betty Surkamp

October 16, 2014

Greg & Gail, we're all going to miss Bill. He was truly one of a kind and such a fun person to be around. Everyone loved him and he will surely be missed. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and the family.

October 16, 2014

Greg and Gail,

I enjoyed getting to meet your father and to participate in his care. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. He was truly one of the nicest men I have met. Heaven has gained a special soul!

Amy Elkins, RRT
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Roger Stapleton

October 16, 2014

Bill was a dear friend to my father Charles Stapleton at Montgomery Ward. I remember well the many years my father worked there and me getting my first job in catalog there in the 1970s. I will always cherish those memories of him and Tip Moore on the second floor and the great stories they would tell. I am sorry for your loss.

Don Surber

October 15, 2014

Better get a new checker board ready he's on his way !!!!!
Maybe throw in a rod & reel also !!!

Lot's of good times together hunting & fishing !!

Penny Barron

October 15, 2014

Greg and Gail, My thoughts and prayers are with you today. So Sorry I could not be there. Your father surely will be missed. My Deepest Sympathies! Love you both.

Janice Warf

October 15, 2014

Greg and Gail Steve and I are so sorry for your loss.God Bless you and your family in this time of loss and sorrow.We love you all.

Naomi Baker

October 14, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Angelia Brunsma

October 14, 2014

Greg and Gail. I am so sorry and sadden by the loss of Bill. He was a good man, and my buddy. Prayers and Thoughts with you and the entire family.

Ande Munsey

October 14, 2014

I lost my biological father in 2006, but I have considered Bill as a father figure to me for years and Greg as a brother. I will truly miss Bill and how he loved checkers.

Phillip Brooks

October 14, 2014

I will always remember Bill for his wonderful smile and cheerful outlook. I haven't seen him in years but never forgot him. My sympathies to his family.