Thomas 'Tom' Pendergrass

Thomas 'Tom' Pendergrass

Thomas 'Tom' Pendergrass

Thomas "Tom" Pendergrass, 83, of Lincoln Township died Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at Royalton Manor in St. Joseph.

Services celebrating his life will be held at a later date. Please watch for the announcement. Cremation has taken place and burial of the ashes will be in Hickory Bluff Cemetery in Lincoln Township. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation. Arrangements are by the Fairplain Chapel of Florin Funeral Service in Benton Township. Please share messages, memories or photos at www.florin.net.

Tom was born on April 2, 1935, in Campbell, Mo., to Thomas and Marie Pendergrass. He married his wife, Gerry, in 1956, and together they have celebrated 62 years of marriage. He retired from Gast Manufacturing in 1994 as a supervisor after 30 years of employment. Tom loved golfing, family camping and traveling with his wife. He was a neat guy and a very talented model builder of boats and lighthouses.

His family includes his wife, Gerry; his sons: Thomas "Mike" (Karen) Pendergrass of Los Flores, Calif., Marc (Julie) Pendergrass of Morrisville, N.C., and Timothy (Kim) Pendergrass of Lake Forest, Calif.; his brother, Wesley Pendergrass of Noblesville, Ind.; his sister, Stella Pendergrass of St. Joseph; his four grandchildren; and his two great-grandchildren.