In Memory

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Robbie Pendleton

Robbie was a special young man from the moment he was born, having been born with cerebral palsy. He met the challenges that life threw at him with strength and dignity. He never met a stranger and was loved and admired by many. Ten weeks ago, Robbie was injured in some type of horrific accident at his residence facility and fought valiantly to overcome the horrible insult to his body. He overcame the odds that were presented and actually made it through all of the surgery, infection, and other various battles that were put into his path. We were blessed with being given the opportunity to hear his voice again during the last few days of his life and to repeatedly hear "I Love You", "Sick-dog", or see him blow kisses to those who labored at his bedside. The last fond memory many of us have is getting to see him take his last sip of Dr. Pepper. He went peacefully in his sleep accompanied to heaven by his mother and father who had been with him for days now.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Bob and Irene Pendleton; paternal grandparents, Mac and Mildred McGovran, and Clifiton and Edith Pendleton; and maternal grandparents, Tom and Mildred Hilleg, and Juanita Hilleg. He was also preceded in death by his uncle, Bob Warren; aunt, Dorothy Jones; and cousins, Sherry Sherwood and Mindy Gumm.

Robbie is survived by his brother, Brett Pendleton of Beggs, Oklahoma; adopted brother, Charlie Russell; Uncle Phil and wife, Michelle and their children, Joe, Ashley, Josh, Aubrey, and Darrayl of Okmulgee, Oklahoma; Uncle Ken and wife, Melinda Pendleton of Cookville, Tennessee and their children, Kent, Ginger, Andy, Renea, Kaylon, Karla, and Christian; Uncle Jim and wife, Sue Pendleton of Tulsa, Oklahoma and their children, Jamie, Kris, James, and Nancy; Uncle Clif and wife, Lefa of Wichita, Kansas and their children, Greg, Julie, Steve, Christy, Russ, and Janice; and first cousins, Wade, Mary, Rick, Tasha, Chris, and Tina. In addition there are 87 second cousins and beyond, along with a multitude of friends and caregivers.

Robbie is now taking advantage of being whole again running down the streets of glory, daring his mother and father to catch him now. One of Robbie's last gifts to those who were there to see him through to the next step was the "I Love You" sign. He will be greatly missed and always loved and remembered.

On behalf of the family, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to those of you who have been so supportive throughout Robbie's life and especially during the last ten weeks. I would like to express a special thanks to all of the doctors and nurses from St. Francis Hospital Medical ICU, Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital, and the Highland Park Nursing Home for taking such good care of our brother, nephew, cousin, and friend.

Following the service all are invited to the home of Uncle Phil and Aunt Michelle in Okmulgee for a time of fellowship and remembrance.

Memorial service 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2015 at Add'Vantage Funeral Service Chapel. Reverend Phil McGovran will officiate.

Condolences may be posted to the guestbook located on this page. Photographs and Life Stories may also be posted to this online memorial. 

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