We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Welch Funeral Home
William W. "Spike" Pendleton, 82, of Pittsburgh, died August 3, 2022 in the Family Hospice, Lawrenceville.
He was born January 18, 1940 in Kittanning, son of Randle and Georgia (Isabell) Pendleton, Sr. .
Bill graduated from Ford City High School and then attended Indiana State Teachers College and then the University of Pittsburgh where he obtained his Master's degree. He served in the PA National Guard as a commissioned officer. He served on the Board of Directors for Shady Side Academy and the Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He started his career with Model Cities Program, Pittsburgh. He then worked for Mellon Stuart and Snyder, Inc in the 1970s. He was a PA State Representative of Pittsburgh and also ran for the Pa. State Senate. He owned a minority employment agency and was active working with unions to help obtain minority jobs. He also formerly owned a McDonalds in Pittsburgh and other businesses..
He was an elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh and also attended the Rodman St. Missionary Baptist Church and the Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, both of Pittsburgh. He was a member of the Oath Keepers, the NAACP and the Rotary Club.
Surviving are his son, William W. (Jennifer) Pendleton, Jr. of Pittsburgh, PA, daughter, Claudia J. Pendleton of San Francisco, CA, grandchildren, Brady James Pendleton, William Grayson Pendelton, Desmond Randle Pendleton and Carter Wyatt Penwell, three sisters, Toni K. Pendleton of Pittsburgh, Georgia M. Pendleton Williams of Pittsburgh and Vivian Pendleton of Ford City, PA.
William was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Homer, Blaine, Randle, James and Lorenza and sisters, Lula Robertson, Ida Pendleton, Annie B. Pendleton, Rita J. Davis and Carrie king.
Friends will be welcomed at the Welch Funeral Service LLC.,1032 Fourth Avenue, Ford City, on Monday, August 8, 2022 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. where services will follow at 1:00 pm with the Rev. Kent Commodore officiating Interment will follow in the Lawn Haven Burial Estates, Worthington,