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Obituary for Henry Pender

Henry Lee Pender, 85 of Huntersville died July 9, 2021 at his home. He was born in Mecklenburg County on October 6, 1935 to the late William and Rosa Etta Pender.

He was a retired truck driver for Taylor Salt & Chemical Co. and a volunteer fireman for 30 years. He was a faithful member, teacher, usher, and deacon of First Baptist Church Cornelius. He was a loving husband, father, grandad, brother and uncle.

He was the baby of 15 children. He was preceded in death by 8 brothers and 5 sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Dot Pender; son, Rick Pender and wife, Nidza of Villa Rica, GA; daughters, Donna Harwell and husband, Jeff of Stanley and Kelly Peterson and husband, Richard of Huntersville; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Frances Osborn; sister-in-law Evelyn Pender.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 100, Cornelius NC 28031.

The memorial service will be held at 11 AM Saturday, July 24 at First Baptist Church, Cornelius with visitation to follow. Burial will be private at Mt. Zion Community Cemetery.