David L. Pendergrass



To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven… (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

A Time to be Born

David L. Pendergrass was born April 19, 1937 to the union of Levi Pendergrass and Flora (Fulton) Pendergrass in Kingstree, S.C.  He was the third of four children.  David was kind, loving and thoughtful.

A Time to Live

David was a graduate of Bliss College in Columbus, Ohio where he received a degree in Business Administration. He retired from the State of Ohio Department of Taxation as a Tax Commissioner Agent, served as supervisor for over 30 years.

A Time to Serve

David was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  He was a long time member of Centenary United Methodist Church where he served as a faithful member of the Administrative Council and church Treasurer.  After retiring and marrying Gloria McDonald, David relocated to Dayton, Ohio where he became a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.  He was baptized under the pastoral leadership of the Reverend S. Q. Backus.  David served as a member and was chairman of finance and co-chair of the Trustee ministry.

David loved his church and was committed and dedicated servant of God and His people.

He held membership in several Masonic Houses: Past Worshipful Master of Gloria Lodge #89 PHA, Columbus, Ohio, HPIP of Alla Baba Temple #56 and Past Worthy Patron Equity Chapter #102 PHA.  He served five years as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Trotwood.

A Time to Die

On Thursday, December 10, 2020 David departed this life.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Levi Pendergrass and Flora Fulton; sister Alma Mouzon of Manning, S.C.

A Time to Celebrate

He leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life, loving and devoted wife of 20 years, Gloria; loving daughter, Regina Pendergrass; devoted sons, David and Durwood Pendergrass of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters Ruth Pressley of Sumter, S.C and Dorothy Adams of Charlotte, N.C.; brother-in-law Joseph McDonald; sister-in-law Cheryl Cokley-Benn (Nathaniel).  Three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  A host of nieces and nephews and extended family of whom he loved dearly.

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Walk Through Visitation
December 17, 2020

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
H. H. Roberts Mortuary, Inc
38 S. Gettysburg Avenue
Dayton, OH 45417

Private Interment

Dayton National Cemetery
4400 W. Third St.
Dayton, OH 45428

Private Service

H. H. Roberts Mortuary, Inc
38 S. Gettysburg Avenue
Dayton, OH 45417

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