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Wesley Ross Pendley

June 13, 1955 — February 11, 2024

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Wesley Ross Pendley

Wesley Ross Pendley, born in Houston, TX on June 13, 1955, passed away suddenly on February 11, 2024, at the age of 68. He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond "Hal" Pendley and Mary Ellen Hansen Pendley. Wesley, known affectionately as Wes, was the eldest sibling of two sisters, Donna Lynne and Lynda Pendley.

Wesley leaves behind a legacy of love and dedication, survived by his devoted spouse of 47 years, Carol Pendley, and their children: Cherie Whitfield, Tim and his wife, Joni Pendley, and his twin daughters, Candice and her husband, Glynn Bronaugh and Amanda and her husband, Jordan Daughtry.

Throughout his life, Wesley was a pillar of strength and determination, establishing himself as a successful business owner for over 45 years. He built his plumbing business from the ground up, weathering the highs and lows with unwavering resolve. He could not have been such a success without the help of his dedicated and loyal employees. Wesley's commitment to his work and his family was unparalleled, as he poured his heart and soul into both endeavors.

In his younger years, Wesley loved playing softball amongst other sports and became a devoted coach to his children. He cherished his role as a grandfather to 10 grandchildren, reveling in the joy of being affectionately known as "Big Pappy." When around his children, his lap and heart was never empty. His love and guidance will forever resonate within the hearts of his family and all who knew him.

A visitation to honor Wesley's life will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Croley Funeral Home, located at 305 W Harrison St in Gilmer, followed by a private service at a later date, with Tim Pendley, Derek Pendley, Daniel Pendley, James Whitfield, Mark Whitfield, Glynn Bronaugh, Jordan Daughtry and Alfredo Perdomo serving as pallbearers.

Wesley Ross Pendley will be deeply missed but fondly remembered for his humor, strength, and enduring legacy of love. May he rest in eternal peace.

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central (no DST) time)

Croley Funeral Home - Gilmer

305 W Harrison St, Gilmer, TX 75644

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