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Danny Pendergrass

Danny Dewayne Pendergrass was born September 8, 1950 at Cottonwood Point, Missouri.  He was the son of Albert Pendergrass and Delphine Williams Pendergrass.

He departed this life in Dyersburg, Tennessee on October 3, 2021.  He was 71 years old.

Danny graduated from South Pemiscot High School with the class of 1968.  On August 18, 1970, Danny was drafted into the United States Army. He went to basic training for 8 weeks in Fort Polk, Louisiana and then on to advanced individual training at Fort Harrison, Indiana. Danny then went to Germany and attained the rank of Sergeant, where he served his country proudly. 

On May 17, 2002 in Dyersburg, Tennessee he was united in marriage to Ellen Joiner.

Danny enjoyed life.  He loved playing cards with his friends and lots of stories were told during card time.  He was a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan.  Danny enjoyed deer and dove hunting with his brothers.  He was a man that valued and treasured his family and the time they spent together.

He attended the Wesleyan Church.

Survived by: – his wife – Ellen Pendergrass – Caruthersville, Missouri

2 daughters – Jamie Coppage (Eric) – Caruthersville, Missouri

  • Dana (Mark) Lunbeck – Portageville, Missouri

2 brothers – Jerry (Barbara) Pendergrass – Marston, Missouri

  • Floyd (Knuck) (Jan) – Caruthersville, Missouri

4 sisters – Rhonda (Jimmy) Graham – Caruthersville, Missouri

  • Cheryl (Rondall) Swindle – Caruthersville, Missouri
  • Melinda (Clay) Morgan – Caruthersville, Missouri
  • Kim (Jerry) Pylate – Caruthersville, Missouri

5 grandchildren – Statyn Coppage, Caroline Hicks, Payson Lunbeck, Mason Lunbeck, Greyson Lunbeck

Other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Albert and Delphine Pendergrass.

Funeral services were held October 6 in the H.S. Smith Chapel with Rev. Kenny Lee officiating.  Interment in Maple Cemetery.

Pall bearers:  Rondall Swindle, Jerry Pylate, Clay Morgan, Jimmy Graham, Darryl Gooms, Brandon Swindle and Brian Pendergrass.

H.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services.

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