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Howard "Doc" J. Pendley, 78, passed away Jan. 8, 2018 at Mercy Hospital, in Carthage, Mo. Howard was born March 8, 1939, in Joplin, Mo.
Doc was raised in Joplin, then served 22 years in the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant and an aircraft electronics mechanic. After his service, he moved to Carl Junction, then later to Carthage.
Doc was united in marriage to Kandis "Ball" Jan. 1, 1995, in Joplin. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Lisa Mitchell and husband, Jeff, of Carthage, Lesley Van Volkinburg and husband, Bill, of Tulsa, Okla.; two stepdaughters, Marcia McCullah and husband, Tom, of Arlington, Wash., Tracy Parsons and husband, Mike, of Columbus, Kan.; two sisters, Linda Donohue, of Albuquerque, N.M., Millie Prince, of Joplin, Mo.; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Doc was preceded in death by daughter, Lori Flood, in 2014; three brothers, Charles, Joseph and Dennis; three sisters, Marie, Alice and Betty.
A memorial visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at Ulmer Funeral Home.
Contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, care of Ulmer Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made to www.ulmerfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.
Published on January 10, 2018
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