Larry Pender

Monday, February 7, 2005

Larry Pender, 63, of Jackson died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 24, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, son of John and Bessie Worley Pender. He and Helen Park were married Oct. 3, 1959, in Jackson.

Pender owned and operated Larry's Auto Body in Jackson. He was also a reserve police officer with the Jackson Police Department, with the rank of sergeant, for nine years. He was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Jackson.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Brenda VanMatre and Tava Ferrell, both of Jackson; two brothers, Howard Pender of Scott City, Paul Pender of Millersville; two sisters, Goldie Benefield of Cape Girardeau, Jerri Underwood of Oak Ridge; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter and a brother.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at First General Baptist Church in Jackson.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with the Rev. Luther Rhodes officiating. Burial will be in New Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.