Mr. W.J. Pardue, 73, of Ragland, Alabama passed away on January 23, 2021 in Birmingham.
Mr. Pardue was a retired Police Officer with 40 years of service, serving Ragland for 33 years. He was a member of Ragland First Baptist Church. He served with the 101st Airborne of the U.S Army during the Vietnam War, receiving a Purple Heart, and was a member of the Ragland VFW Post 6652. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Maxine Pardue; brother, Tommy Ray Pardue; and a son, Carey Newton.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Pardue; daughter, Jeanna Newton; son, Jason Newton (Kim); sister, Shirley King (Jimmy); 8 grandchildren; and 7 great- grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday January 27, 2021 at Usrey Funeral Home, Pell City, with the Rev. Edwin Talley officiating. Interment will follow at Providence Baptist Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ragland First Baptist Church or to Ragland VFW Post 6652.
Condolences may be offered online at www.usreyfuneralhome.com. Usrey Funeral Home, Pell City is in charge of arrangements.