McClendon, age 69, born in Harristown, Illinois, passed away October
28, 2006. He was a resident of Prescott, Arizona. David was the
youngest child of Paul Sanders McClendon and Mildred Louise Leonard.
graduated from Purdue University, Division of Aviation Technology and
worked for Purdue Aeronautics Corporation, Bonanza, Airwest, Hughes
Airwest, Republic and Northwest Airlines. He also worked as an engineer
with Pan Am World Services performing a study of the maintenance
requirements on the Space Shuttle for NASA in 1984 and with America
West Airlines as an Avionics Engineer. He retired to Prescott, Arizona,
in 1997 with his wife, Terry.
He is survived by his wife of 30
years, Terry; his sister JoAn (Don) Allen; three children, Stacey
(Marvel) McClendon Garcia, Gerald (Tina) Paul McClendon and Brenda
(Mark) Lee Herrington; six grandchildren, LeAnne, Nachelle, Valerie,
Jessica, Paul and Lindsey; and five great-grandchildren, Mayah, Tyler,
Justin, Jordan and Ethen.
Preceding him in death are his
parents, Paul and Louise McClendon; his first wife, Judith Marie
Nichols; and his brother, Ralph McClendon.
David was a member in
good standing of Prescott Elks Lodge #330. His hobbies included planes,
trains, automobiles, sailing, computers and time with his family.
Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home in Prescott, Arizona, handled the cremation.
A private memorial service was on Monday, October 30, 2006, at the clubhouse of Prescott Canyon Estates.