Dateline: January 5, 2006

Funeral services for Wesley Dane Perdue, age 82, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 23, 2005, at the First Baptist Church in Clarendon with Rev. Bryan Knowles, Baptist Minister, and Rev. Larry White of Amarillo, officiating.  Burial was held in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Wesley Dane Perdue was born July 2, 1923, to John and May Perdue.  They lived in the Hudgins Community where he grew up, attended school, and worked on the family farm.  He served our country in World War II in the European Theater of Operations with the 556th Anti-Aircraft Division.  After returning to the states, he married Edna Lee Mahaffey, daughter of Slaton and Laura Mahaffey, on July 30, 1947.  They lived and farmed in the communities around Clarendon  until 1958.  The Perdues moved to Levelland and farmed from 1959 through 1973.  In 1974, they returned to Clarendon.  Dane and Edna have three daughters, Wynona, Dana, and Kathryn.  The sons came later in the form of grandsons.

In May of 2002, Edna had to enter the Medical Center Nursing Home, and Dane became a daily visitor there.  In November of 2004, he had to enter the nursing home as well.  His health gradually declined over the months; and on December 20, 2005, Dane passed away.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and May Perdue; his brothers, J.C. Perdue and Frank Perdue; his sister and brother-in-law, Nell and Earl Stout.

Survivors include his wife, Edna of Clarendon; his daughters, Wynona of Clarendon; Dana of Elkhart, Kansas; and Kathryn of Hereford and her husband, Steven Scott; his grandsons and their families, James, Ashley, Colby, Stephen, and Shannon Todd, and Jeremy, Tawny, and Kenzie Todd, all of Lubbock; Tyler Scott of Amarillo; and Jarod Scott of Lubbock; his sister-in-law, Dorothy Perdue of Lubbock; his sister, Audrey and her husband, Walter Goodjoin of Lubbock; his brother, Bill and his wife Joyce Perdue of San Antonio; his sister, Jerry and her husband Farris Keller of Levelland; and a bushel of cousins, nephews, and nieces, and friends.

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