Mr. LeRoy Pendleton, 91 of Clover, SC, passed away Monday, September 2, 2019, at Westminster Health Care, Rock Hill, SC.
Celebration of Life will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, September 7 at First Baptist Church, Clover, SC, with the Rev. David G. Stanford and Rev. Mike Stafford officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Private family interment will be in St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Pendleton was born April 26, 1928, in Clover, SC, to the late George Franklin and Beattie Belzora Canipe Pendleton. “Lee Roy” was named after his mother’s brothers. However, when Dr. W.K. McGill, Sr., filed his birth certificate in York, he listed his name as “Leroy,” a fact that was not known to him until after “Le Roy” graduated from Clover High School when his mother signed the necessary documents for him to enlist in the U.S. Navy days before he turned 18 years of age. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Ergle Pendleton; sister, Mae P. Compton, and brothers, Harry Pendleton and William Pendleton. Mr. Pendleton graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BS in accounting and later an LLB in law. He began his law practice in Clover in 1954 and was the oldest living attorney in York County prior to his death.
Survivors are his daughters Joy P. Miller (Ted) of Martinez, GA and Lee P. Cain (Kyron) of Clover; sons G. Franklin Pendleton, II (Pam) of Clover and Andrew L. Pendleton (Sandra) of Rincon, GA; grandchildren George Pendleton, Ginny Pendleton, Clayton Miller (Emily), Lauren M. Goldman(Austin), Ben Pendleton, Kyler Cain, Andrew Pendleton, Brennan Cain and Callie Pendleton.
He believed that his parents, his brothers and sister, his wife, his children and their spouses, and his nine grandchildren, along with his Church family, allowed him to have the most enjoyable and rewarding life any man could possibly have on this earth. Only a gracious and forgiving God could have allowed him to receive these abundant blessings from so many wonderful people. Only in eternity can life be more rewarding. He had looked forward to seeing and being in the presence of God, his wife, Sara, and his predeceased family members and so many others too numerous to name. To those he leaves behind, “may God’s blessings continue to be with you till we meet again and always remember to love your neighbor as you love yourself.”
A special thanks for care goes to Providence Hospice and Erika Chassereau, his nurse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 117 S. Main Street, Clover, SC 29710, Palmetto Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 420 S. Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306 or Upper Palmetto YMCA (Clover branch), 151 S. Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, SC 29730.