Patricia “Pat” Pendleton Wagner of Statesville passed away on November 8, 2020.

Pat was devoted to her family. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family and taking care of them. Pat married John “Mark” Marcus Wagner, the love of her life, on April 21, 2007. Together they showed their children true and unconditional love.

Pat graduated from Statesville High School in 1972. She left Statesville for a number of years, but returned to Statesville in the early 1990s to join her brother Tony at Travel Associates, a travel agency her mother, Dot Pendleton, opened years earlier. Pat later worked as a travel agent at Mann Travel on Broad Street in Statesville, where she and her fellow travel agents and friends nicknamed themselves “The Broads on Broad.”

Pat had a passion for travel. She worked as a travel agent for over 30 years. She traveled near and far. There was no destination that she did not want to see. Egypt, India, Africa, and China were among the more exotic locations she traveled to. While Pat loved a trip, she also loved a vacation on a beach, some more remote than others. She visited many tropical islands by air and by sea.

Pat’s other love, and perhaps more importantly to her than travel, was her love of animals. When Pat and Mark married, one of the biggest challenges was finding a house on the golf course for Mark and a house with enough land for Pat’s dogs. The number of dogs only grew. Pat could not pass up a stray or turn down a foster. Her dogs benefited most from her retirement.

Pat was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy “Dot” Pendleton, whom she shared an extremely close relationship with and whom she could easily be mistaken for.

Pat is survived by her husband, John “Mark” Marcus Wagner; her children, Christina Clodfelter Haire (Ed) of Mocksville/Statesville and Tyler Clodfelter of Statesville, her father, Andrew “Andy” Lewis Pendleton; and her brothers, Tony Pendleton of Statesville and George Pendleton (Tamera) of Franklin, Tenn. She is also survived by her two stepchildren, Jennifer Wagner Griggs (Richard) and Mary Carol Wagner; grandchildren, Grayson and Stuart Griggs; step-grandchildren, Lillian (“Lilli”) and George Haire; and nieces and nephews, Madison, Tate, and Georgia Pendleton and Brandon Pendleton and CJ Young.

Importantly and cannot be forgotten are Pat’s beloved dogs, Bella, Chase London, and Tyke.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Lake Norman Humane (formerly Friends of the Animals) located at 2106 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville, NC 28117 or Broad Street United Methodist Church Foundation Fund located at 315 West Broad Street, Statesville, NC 28677.

A graveside service and burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2020, at Oakwood Cemetery. The family will visit with friends following the service.

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

5 thoughts on “Patricia “Pat” Pendleton Wagner

  1. Sending our condolences and prayers to all of you. Pat was such a fun and very loving woman. I pray for all of her family at this difficult time. Sending so much love, Rhonda and Wayne Cross

  2. Deena Chambers says:

    We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Pat was a good person. Prayers for peace and comfort. Mark and Deena Chambers

  3. Gloria Hunter says:

    Sending much love to you Mark and the whole family. I have many fond memories of working with and for Pat at Travel Associates. Also, all the times she greeted me and we visited at the Rotary Blood Drives at the library. I will be with you in spirit this Saturday. Much Aloha from Kailua, Hawai’i.
    Gloria Hunter

  4. Frank and Linda Johnson says:

    Condolences to all your family. Pat (and her twin Dot) helped us out so many times to get where we wanted to go. From a basic group tour to actually hiring a bodyguard for me in Russia years ago she never missed the positive points of travel.

  5. May God wrap his Loving Arms around this Special Family! Pat always made me feel seen & special! Classy, Down to earth, Caring & Fun-Loving are some traits that will Live on through Those she Loved! Prayers for You All!

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