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Charlie "Super Fox" Pendell, 60, of McLeansboro, passed away 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at his residence.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at the old high school gym on Jerry Sloan Ave. in McLeansboro with the Rev. Mark Byar officiating the service.
He was born April 9, 1957, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Carl Albert Pendell and Betty Maxine (Lowery) Pendell.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in McLeansboro. Charlie attended McLeansboro Township High School, Rend Lake Junior College and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He worked as disc jockey for WMCL Radio Station. Charlie was an AVID sports fan also worked as sports reporter for the McLeansboro Times-Leader where he wrote endless articles and took photographs of athletes' accomplishments. He very rarely missed a sporting event whether in town or out. Charlie also helped coach summer league for many years in addition to coaching young athletes of any and all sports they were involved in, always giving encouraging self confidence builders especially those who were struggling the most. Starting in high school or before Charlie was one of the most vocal and supportive fans and soon became known throughout Southern Illinois and anywhere the Foxes participated as "SUPERFOX".
He is survived by one brother, Carl Pendell and wife Gerri of Chester, Va.; one sister, Nancy Yesley and husband Richard of New Athens; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Albert and Maxine Pendell.
In lieu of flowers, memorials will be accepted at Harre Funeral Home for the Charles Pendell Scholarship Fund.
Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, is in charge of the arrangements of Charles "Super Fox" Pendell.
Published on December 18, 2017
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