Gary Pardon, 63, of Bastrop, Louisiana, died on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Mr. Pardon was a native of Globe, Arizona; a resident of Bastrop, Louisiana for the past 12 years and a former resident of Wilmot, Arkansas and Kansas City, Kansas.
He graduated from Portland High School in 1971. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Vietnam Conflict and with the National Guard as a Medical Specialist with a Medical Company. He worked for Turner Industries and Thomas Industrial Company for many years. He loved playing with his grandchildren, cooking and he was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He was preceded in death by a son, Lee Petty and his parents, Robert D. and Betty Ann Haeslip Pardon
He is survived by his wife, Mary Kemp Pardon; two daughters, Karen Petty of Bastrop, Louisiana and Melissa Lingefelt and husband, Shane, all of Bastrop, Louisiana; a sister, Gloria McCrory and husband, Earl, of Hamburg; eight grandchildren, Heather, Shayna and husband, Calvin, Gavin, Kara, Trena, Kayla, Joshua and Kayda, two great-grandchildren, Ava and Amzlee; a nephew, Robert Earl McCrory of Crossett and a niece, Melissa Evans of Dermott.
Funeral services will be held on October 1 at 2 p.m. at the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eugene Howie officiating. Burial will be in the Snyder Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Jason Welch, Dillon Repp, Rodney Laughlin, Red Halterman, Charles Edwards and Roger Wall. Honorary pallbearers are Shane Lingefelt and Robert Earl McCrory.
Memorials may be made to the Snyder Cemetery Association, c/o Sue Bailey, 126 Honey Hill Loop, Searcy, AR 72143.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.