Willis H. Pendley “Butch” was born in Tampa, Florida on August 23, 1948 to father, Charles Pendley and mother, Pauline Pendley.
Pauline, (Mother) moved to Hartselle, Alabama after the death of Charles (father), with Butch and his sister, Charlene. Butch attended school and graduated from high school in Hartselle, Ala. He moved to Mercer, PA.
Butch was drafted into the Army, where he spent 20 years. He was a Vietnam Veteran and Butch retired with a medical condition. While Butch was in the hospital receiving medical attention in Ft. Hood, Texas he met the “love of his life” Annie! She was his nurse while he was in the hospital, they fell in love and got married in 1983. Ann passed away in 2004. After retiring from the Army Butch worked for Brown & root several years all over the country, Juvenile Dentition Center, & Home Depot of Killeen 2 yrs., extremely active w American Legions in Round Rock TX as a Vice President for several years.... Butch never returned to work after his mother passed in 2000.
Since Ann's death Butch regularly put flowers on Ann’s grave for her birthday and her anniversary of her passing. After moving to Florida he still came to Texas on a regular basis to continue putting flowers in her honor. Butch dearly missed Ann. He would stay with family in Texas and they loved having big dinners together. He took great pride in his great grandchildren. Family was his greatest joy. Ann and Butch regularly ate at the Hallmark restaurant in Killeen that they love. After Ann passed, Butch would take the family and eat at the Hallmark restaurant in Ann’s honor. When Butch was physically able he liked to hunt and spend time with friends. He was an avid coin collector. Butch was the Vice President of the Round Rock American Legions and extremely active. For their meetings the Legion would supply him Sprite because he did not drink.
Butch moved to Brooksville, Florida 12 years ago to be with his brothers and sisters. He met many friends with his morning routine of having breakfast at Roaster’s Restaurant. He loved his trips to Pennsylvania to spend time with his brother Mike and wife Rene and their family. He also would attend “the USS Telfair Navy” reunion with Mike every two years in a different state. Butch was a caring and wonderful person who would do anything for anyone. He always had a smile for all, and he will be missed by family and friends. Sue Mills was his advocate, she made sure he would go to the doctor's appointments and that all his medications were correct. She was his guardian Angel.
Butch was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Pendley; daughter, Theresa Lynn Wolfe; sisters, Marlene, and Charlene; brothers, Danny Mills, and Charles Mills.
He is survived by his daughter, Aleshia and husband Mark Allman from Waco, Texas; son, Robert Pendley; daughter, Laura (Pendley) Rossman; grandchildren, Haylee, Brittany, Crystal, Tristam, Karaleigh, Megan, Zachary, Lauren, and John; multiple great grandchildren; Butch's brother, Mike and wife Irene from Pennsylvania, C.R. and wife Sue in Tampa, FL., and Gordon in Tampa, FL, and his sisters, Ruby in Brooksville, FL. and Beth in Tampa, FL., as well his family and friends from Texas that touched his life.
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