COLUMBUS, Ga. — David Edward Pendleton, 75, of Columbus, Ga., died on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Mr. Pendleton was born May 4, 1943 in Lynn, son of the late Joseph and Helen Nolan Pendleton. Dave attended St. John’s Prep in Danvers, where he was a member of the 1961 relay track team that set a record which lasted for decades. He went on to earn advanced degrees from UMass Amherst.
Dave had a passion for teaching. For many years he taught, in his own unique and witty style, at Columbus College in Georgia. He treasured time spent with family and friends and took full advantage of any opportunity to make them laugh. In later years he was employed as a program designer at the TSYS facility in Columbus, Ga. David loved a challenge and after retiring filled his days with golf, racquetball, card games and chess.
Dave was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Pendleton. He leaves behind his wife of 40 years, Holly Henderson Pendleton of Columbus, Ga.; as well as daughters, Jennifer Moulton (David) of Plymouth and Alix Toelle (Ben) of Columbus, Ga.; sons, Joe Pendleton (Dee) of South Paris, Maine, and Nolan Pendleton (Kelly) of Fortson, Ga.; sisters, JoAnne Pendleton of Swampscott and Ann Marie Waite (Skip) of Rockport; and eight grandchildren, Curtis and Victoria Pendleton, Nathan and Eliegh Moulton, Oliver, Evie and Mac Pendleton and Emme Claire Toelle.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Columbus Hospice House, 7020 Moon Road, Columbus, GA 31909. www.columbushospice.com or the Van Andel Research Institute for Parkinson’s.