John Wesley Pendleton, 90, of Troutville, was reunited with the love of his life and bride of 63 years, Domna Pendleton, on Monday, April 13, 2020 following a five-year battle with cancer.

He was a US Army Veteran and retired from the former C&P Telephone Company. John was a Past Master of Williamson Road Masonic Lodge No. 163, a Past Worthy Patron of Botetourt Chapter No. 135 OES and the former Mountain Chapter No. 168 OES, and was a member of Bethany Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mattie Pendleton; sister, Helen P. Tripp; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Haga Pendleton; granddaughter, Becky Kaye Pendleton.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Survivors include two sons and one daughter, James Pendleton and wife Debbie, Marion Meador and husband Wayne, Art Pendleton; sister, Sarah Tyree; grandchildren, Bryan (Beth) Meador, Andrew (Jennifer) Pendleton, Alan (Jaime) Meador, Christopher (Erin) Pendleton, Thomas (Laura) Pendleton, Jonathan (Katie) Pendleton; step-grandchildren, Lynn Meador and Cindy Ruff; and great-grandchildren, Chandler and Lauren Meador, Thomas, Joseph and Kathryn Pendleton, Destiny, Jacob, Andrew and Samantha Meador, Noah, Ryan and Ella Grace Pendleton, Tyler and Tayden Pendleton, Louie, Natalie and Nora Pendleton.
John was an exceptional woodworker and took pride in making toys for his grandchildren. He was also an avid gardener and enjoyed harvesting his own apples to make applebutter, and enjoyed spending time with friends and family at the hunting camp.
Due to the restrictions of COVID-19, the funeral service was broadcast live on Oakey’s Facebook page at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2020 from Oakey’s East Chapel with the Rev. Daniel Palmer officiating. Interment was private. Masonic and Eastern Star Memorial Services will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be sent to the Virginia DeMolay Foundation, Inc., 1528 Tuckahoe Road, Waynesboro, Va. 22980. Online condolences may be expressed at

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