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Paul Edward Pendergrass
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Loving & Devoted Father and Husband
Paul Edward Pendergrass, 78, died on September 11, 2018, at his home in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on August 9, 1940. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver Paul Pendergrass and Mary Ethel McBride Pendergrass, as well as by his first wife, the mother of his children, Joyce Snodgrass Pendergrass.

He is survived by wife Frances Lamb Moore Pendergrass; daughter, Angela Pendergrass Thomas (Frank) son, Kevin Pendergrass; brother, Wayne Pendergrass (Heidi) and granddaughters, Allison Thomas, Amanda Thomas Payne (Brian), Sarah Thomas Gunter (Jacob) and Jennifer Thomas.

Paul was a 1958 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. He graduated from Carson Newman University in 1963, and served four years in the U.S. Army. Union Carbide Corporation hired him to work at K-25 from which he retired in 1995. After retirement, he earned a Master of Arts in Christian Education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He serviced as Minister of Education at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Ferguson, Missouri and at Glenwood Baptist Church in Oak Ridge TN. At different times he was a member of Central, Glenwood, and Robertsville Baptist Churches of Oak Ridge. He also served on the board of the Clinton Baptist Association.

The family will receive friends Friday, September 14, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm at Weatherford Mortuary. The funeral will follow at 8:00 pm with UT Hospice Chaplain Ben Neal officiating. The graveside service will be private.

***Memorials may be made to Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Association at The family would like to thank the UT Hospice and the Oak Ridge Fire department for their assistance during his illness. A special heartfelt thanks to Rita Moore for her care and concern and for reading the Bible to Paul. He will be missed dearly by family and friends. An on-line guest book may be signed at

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830





8:00 PM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Private Graveside Service

Cemetery Details


Oak Ridge Memorial Park

1501 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Memorial Contribution

LBD, Lewy Body Dementia


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