David LeePledger Sr.
EAST MEREDITH — David Lee Pledger Sr., 79, of East Meredith and formerly of the Bronx, passed away peacefully on June 3, 2013.
David was born Jan. 29, 1934, in the small town of Camden, Ala. As a young man, he moved to the Bronx, where he met and married Rebecca Brown, originally from Columbia, S.C. They raised three children.
David was a truck driver and an active member of the Ancient and Accepted Order of the Freemasons. He rose to the degree of Knights Templar. He ran a Gulf service and gasoline station in the Bronx.
David bought a country home in East Meredith where he and Rebecca later retired. Rebecca predeceased David in November 1995.
David is survived by his daughter, Sabrina and son-in-law, Kevin Van Ness; his daughter, Sheila Thomas; and his son, David Lee Pledger Jr. and daughter-in-law, Barbara; as well as his loving grandchildren, Muhammad and Nikeima Williams, Alex, Tyrell and Isaiah Rogers, Saranda Rogers Ildefonso, David Lee Pledger III, Corey Patillo, Sherainna and Denzel Thomas and Lilyanna and Tanya Pledger. He also adored his 17 great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.
The funeral service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, June 6, at the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.
Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Oneonta.
Donations may be sent to Catskill Area Hospice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.lhpfuneralhome.com.