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Carl Edward Pendleton

Carl Edward Pendleton, 86, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Franklin. He was a resident of Whiteland.

Carl was born Sept. 15, 1926, in Adair County, Ky., to Ollie and Martha Ann (Gaskins) Pendleton.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He married Wanda Lee West on Oct. 31, 1949. They were married for 63 years.

Carl was employed with Kingan and Co., a meatpacking company, then Hi-Grade Meats. In the ’60s, he went to work for Commercial Lovelace Co. as a dock worker, retiring in 1980.

He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting birds, fishing, gardening, traveling and playing cards. He liked watching sports and was a fan of Purdue University basketball and Cincinnati Reds baseball. He loved spending time with family and friends.

He was a member of Teamsters Local 135.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Pendleton of Whiteland; two children, Teresa Ward of Greenwood and Jeff Pendleton of Missouri; two sisters, Ruby English and Ruth (Eddie) Hutchison, both of Kentucky; two brothers, Bobby (Sandy) Pendleton of Whiteland and Vidus (Nina) Pendleton of Franklin; five grandchildren, Jeremy (April) Pendleton and Lindsey Ward, both of Greenwood, Jason (Wendy) Pendleton of Indianapolis, and Jacob and Jessica Pendleton, both of Missouri; five great-grandchildren, Mason Pendleton, Samantha Pendleton, Corbin Petree, Logan Petree and Elijah Pendleton; a daughter-in-law, Carla Pendleton of Indianapolis; and special friends, Larry and Jean Shoemaker of Greenwood.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Larry Pendleton; two brothers, Howard Pendleton and Kenneth “Kenny” Pendleton; and a son-in-law, William Curtis “Bill” Ward.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel, 729 U.S. 31 North. Friends and family may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Information: 535-6880, www.jessenfuneralhome.com

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