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.
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
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