Johnny Leon Pendleton was born on December 15, 1941 in Selma, Alabama. During his adolescent years his family relocated to Bessemer, Alabama where he eventually attended Dunbar High School. Upon graduation he joined the Air Force and during this time he travelled to many countries such as France, Germany, and Italy to name a few. While traveling, he quickly immersed himself in the culture and learned the languages which he continued to dazzle family and friends with his knowledge of them all. After he returned to the states he began working at U. S. Pipe Company. While there he attended Miles College and received his BS degree in Business. Following many years of work at U.S. Pipe Company he began working for Jefferson County where he eventually retired as a Heavy Mechanic. Johnny confessed Jesus as his Lord and Savior and for many years he was a devoted member of Allen Temple AME Church where he served as a Steward. Johnny always enjoyed hunting, especially for deer and never missed a season for over forty years. He was smart, direct and known to bring life and humor where ever he went; often striking up conversations with strangers and leaving them with a quick witted word. Johnny was also known for telling stories that would leave you in shock and laughing in stitches. Above all he was a loving husband and father and even became a father figure to some of his nieces and nephews. Family In 1966 Johnny married Danielle James. Born to this union was one son, LanJulian (Sarah) Pendleton and one daughter, Tekoah Pendleton. Cherishing his memories are two grandchildren, Samuel Pendleton and Joy Pendleton. In 1991 he married Nadine Whiteside. Born to this union is one son, Tancredo Pendleton, and added to this union is one son, Terry Day. Cherishing his memories is one grandson, Zedekiah Pendleton. Left to cherish his memory is one sister, Louise Larry, Bessemer, AL and one brother Sam (Delores) Pendleton, Jr., Florence, AL, one aunt, Rosa Lee Pendleton Cobb, Pleasant Grove, AL, one uncle, Burl Levins, Mobile, AL and a host of nieces and nephews.