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Celebrating the life of
Charles Newding Pendergraft
September 27, 1949 - April 02, 2015
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Visitation
  • 6:00-8:00pm - Monday, April 06, 2015
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066
  • Burial
  • 10:45am - Tuesday, April 07, 2015
  • Houston National Cemetery
  • 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive (Map)
    Houston, Texas 77038

  • 281) 447-8686

I very much regret this huge loss and feeling the pain his family are going through, I want to share the hope that very soon "will be a resurrection from God", as the Bible tells us in Acts 24:15. Courage and strength to all your family at this painful time. www.JW.org

Gerardo, Kissimmee, FL

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Frances.

Mary Koch, Houston, TX

Frances and family may you be comforted in this time that he lived well and served well and is now at rest. I love the photo. His smile was a charmer. He will be missed. Vicki

Vicki Rust, Fredericksburg, TX

Charles Newding Pendergraft, age 87, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015, following a battle with heart disease. He was born on September 29, 1927 in Galveston Texas and is predeceased by his twin brother, Tom Pendergraft. His survivors include his wife of 54 years, Frances Pendergraft; daughter, Susan Pendergraft and her daughter; son, Chris Pendergraft, daughter-in-law, Lesli and their four children. Other family members include brother, Robert Pendergraft and sister, Judy Wood.
Charles graduated from Ball High School in 1944. He attended Texas A&M University from 1944-1945 and graduated from Texas Tech University in 1958 with a degree in electrical engineering. Upon graduation he was recruited by the General Electric Company where he worked as an engineer until retirement. He was an engineer in support of sales operations from 1956 to 1999 involving the design and installation of electrical power distribution systems in major buildings throughout Houston and was often referred to as “Mr. General Electric.”
Military service includes U.S. Merchant Marines in North Africa and Italy 1945-1946 (WWII); U.S. Army Signal Corp in Korea and Japan 1953-1956 (Korean War); Army Reserves from 1956-1987; and Commandant of the 4151st U.S. Army Reserve School. Charles achieved the rank of Colonel in the Army Reserves.
For many years, he has been active in neighborhood civic affairs, including Board Membership in the Upper Kirby (TIRZ).
His favorite charities include the Methodist Hospital Foundation and the SPCA.
He will be greatly missed by many friends and family.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six o’clock until eight o’clock in the evening on Monday, April 6, at The Bradshaw-Carter Home, 1734 W. Alabama Street in Houston.
The interment will be held at quarter till eleven o’clock in the morning on Tuesday, April 7, at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive in Houston, 77038.

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I very much regret this huge loss and feeling the pain his family are going through, I want to share the hope that very soon "will be a resurrection from God", as the Bible tells us in Acts 24:15. Courage and strength to all your family at this painful time. www.JW.org

Gerardo, Kissimmee, FL

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Frances.

Mary Koch, Houston, TX

Candle tribute lit by Mary Koch — Texas

Frances and family may you be comforted in this time that he lived well and served well and is now at rest. I love the photo. His smile was a charmer. He will be missed. Vicki

Vicki Rust, Fredericksburg, TX


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